Berkshire’s 25 Sport RFX9 is a quick-performing pontoon boat.

LOA: 25’7″ | Beam: 8’6″ | Dry Weight: 3,000 lb. | Seating/Weight Capacity: 14/2,025 lb. | Fuel Capacity: 52 gal. | More Information:

Berkshire’s 25 Sport RFX9 is a quick-performing pontoon boat with the Mercury Verado 300; we dropped the throttle handle and had it planing at 14 mph in just 3.75 seconds, and we hit 30 from a dead idle in just 6.9 seconds. Ours was a 50 mph performer, and we achieved our most economical cruise at 3,500 rpm, 22.5 mph and 7.7 mpg. At that speed, the 52-gallon tank (mounted in the center tube) yields a range of just over 118 miles, with a 10 percent reserve. That’s solid performance from a boat that’s competitively priced. Below deck, three 25-inch diameter tubes with four stepped lifting strakes and two outside spray rails give the Sport RFX9 3.0+ a sturdy ride at cruising speeds without sacrificing comfort or rough-water capability.

For the pilot, the helm is raised 4 inches off the deck for easier egress and better visibility all around, especially if someone sits in the lounge in front of the helm. The steering wheel is a solid stainless-steel unit with spinner knob, a nice touch for around-the-dock handling. The boat is equipped with hydraulic steering with electronic power steering assist. The audio system features 165-watt interior speakers, two exterior aft speakers, and two aft-facing Kicker can speakers mounted on the arch. LED floor lighting and exterior rail lights along with LED rail-mount docking lights come standard. Dual batteries with shut-off switch and onboard charger are also standard.

The Sport is well-equipped to handle its rated 14-person capacity. The interior furniture is nicely stitched with plush vinyl, and it matches the brown vinyl teak-look flooring. Crew are protected from the sun by the 10-foot Bimini top mounted to the sport arch. For watersports, there’s an extended stern deck with transom washdown, stainless-steel boarding ladder, aluminum Sport Ski Tow, plus a combination anchor light/tow pylon mounted on the arch. For dining, there’s a removable faux mahogany table with a lighted base. Options include the teak floor, LED underwater lighting and a rearview camera.

High Points
* Murphy 7-inch dash display with GPS is user-friendly.
* Powered arch sports four speakers, ski tow, anchor light.
* Furniture features 28-ounce soft-touch vinyl over triple-density foam.
* Dual aluminum framed captain’s chairs with adjustable aircraft-aluminum arms.

Berkshire 25 Sport RFX9 3.0+ Certified Test Results

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How We Tested
Engine: Mercury 300 hp Verado L FourStroke
Drive/Prop: Outboard/Mercury 14.7″ x 16″ pitch 3-blade stainless steel
Gear Ratio: 1.75:1
Fuel Load: 13 gal.
Crew Weight: 400 lb.

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The Dyer Family has recently purchased Carolina Water Sports in Mooresville.  The Dyers have enjoyed boating and water sports on LKN for years, and our goal is to offer the best marine service in the area. Over the winter we have been busy with renovations for sales and service to elevate the customer experience.

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