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Sun Tracker Party Barge 22 Sport Fish Regency
(w/ 1 x 115-hp Mercury OptiMax)


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Brief Summary

The new design of the Party Barge 22 Sport Fish Regency Edition really does a good job of hiding a luxurious pontoon and a fishing pontoon in one model. The 26” tubes give you a smooth ride and the newly redesigned seating is plush. Thoughtful design such as integrated drinkholders at floor level when you are lounging up front tells you they use these boats and listen to their customers.

The Team at BoatTEST finds that the upscale Regency Edition offers a unique high end twist to this line. We think they have hit the mark with bringing class and excitement to this new design direction.

Key Features

  • Performance strake system for maximum speed and improved handling
  • Plush new furniture with extra deep seat cushions and higher backs
  • Recessed mid-couch speaker and drink holder
  • Port and starboard bow lounges with lockable lounge arms, radiused bow cushions and floor level integrated drink holders
  • Retractable bow mounted boarding ladder
  • Aft "L" couch with storage and rod storage
  • Removable table (2 positions) with drink holders
  • Oversize swivel helm seat that reclines
  • Elevated helm station for maximum visibility
  • Two luxurious chairs with swivel and reclining features mounted up front
  • New molded console with full instrumentation. Cooler and storage
  • Sirius®-capable AM/FM/CD with integrated MP3 jack.
  • Color-matched 11' bimini top with 2" frame
  • Wheel chair access and gates that open inward
  • High-buoyancy all-welded oversized 26" multichambered pontoons
  • Mercury® outboard power
  • Specifications

    Length Overall 24' 1.25''
    Beam 8' 6''
    Dry Weight 3,200 lbs.
    Tested Weight N/A
    Draft N/A
    - Draft Up N/A
    - Draft Down N/A
    - Air Draft N/A
    Deadrise/Transom N/A
    Max Headroom open
    Bridge Clearance N/A
    Weight Capacity N/A
    Person Capacity N/A
    Fuel Capacity 45 gal.
    Water Capacity N/A
    Length on Trailer N/A
    Height on Trailer N/A
    Trailer Weight N/A
    Total Weight
    (Trailer, Boat, & Engine)

    Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.

    Engine Options

    Std. Power 1 x 60-hp Mercury Four-Stroke EFI BigFoot
    Tested Power 1 x 115-hp Mercury OptiMax
    Opt. Power 1 x 90-hp Mercury ELPT TwoStroke
    1 x 75-hp Mercury ELPT FourStroke
    1 x 90-hp Mercury ELPT FourStroke
    1 x 115-hp Mercury EFI FourStroke
    1 x 135-hp Mercury OptiMax

    Test Results - Change Measurement Unit

    RPM MPH Knots GPH MPG NMPG Stat. Mile NM dBa
    1500 5.5 4.8 2.5 2.2 1.9 88 76 73
    2000 7.5 6.5 3.1 2.4 2.1 98 85 76
    2500 9.2 8.0 3.9 2.3 2.0 94 82 74
    3000 11.0 9.6 3.9 2.8 2.5 114 100 75
    3500 15.9 13.8 4.9 3.3 2.8 132 115 77
    4000 21.1 18.3 7.1 3.0 2.6 120 104 80
    4500 27.9 24.2 8.6 3.2 2.8 131 114 79
    5000 29.7 25.8 9.1 3.3 2.8 132 115 83
    5500 34.4 29.9 10.0 3.5 3.0 140 122 83
    5800 36.0 31.3 10.5 3.4 3.0 139 121 83
    1500 76 142 8.90 9.46 0.92 73
    2000 85 158 12.10 11.73 1.03 76
    2500 82 151 14.80 14.76 0.99 74
    3000 100 183 17.70 14.76 1.20 75
    3500 115 212 25.60 18.55 1.39 77
    4000 104 193 34.00 26.88 1.25 80
    4500 114 211 44.90 32.55 1.38 79
    5000 115 212 47.80 34.45 1.39 83
    5500 122 225 55.40 37.85 1.47 83
    5800 121 224 57.90 39.75 1.46 83

    All fuel consumption numbers are the total for all engines in the boat. Speeds are measured with Stalker ProSports radar gun or GPS. Fuel consumption (gallons per hour) measured with Floscan digital fuel-flow meter or by on-board factory-installed diagnostic instruments. Range is based on 90% of published fuel capacity. Sound levels determined using Radio Shack digital decibel meter on A scale. 68 dBA is the level of normal conversation. Time to plane is measured from start of acceleration to formation of rooster tail behind boat.

    Performance Chart

    Performance Chart

    Acceleration Times & Test Conditions

    Time To Plane 4.0 sec.
    0 to 30 14.2 sec.
    Ratio 2.07 : 1
    Props 13'' Pitch Aluminum
    Load 1 person, 1/4 fuel, no water, minimal gear
    Climate Temp: 82 deg., humidity: 71%, wind: 5-7 mph, seas: minimal chop

    Sun Tracker Party Barge 22 Sport Fish Regency Line Drawing


    Captain's Report

    Sun Tracker Party Barge 22 Sport Fish Regency Edtion O/BBy Capt. Rob SmithSun Tracker’s Party Barge Series sounds like they are built for partying, but when you climb on board you see a different look than expected. This pontoon boat is built with luxury and refinement with elegant appointments and comfort from bow to stern.MeasurementsThe Party Barge 22 measures 24’4” length overall with a beam width of 8’6”. She weighs in at 2121lbs and carries 30 gallons of fuel. This model has 26” diameter pontoons that are multi-chambered. These NV Performance logs are tuned for maximum speed and improved handling. Seating capacity is 14 people and a total weight of 3000lbs people and gear. This model is rated for up to 125hp outboards.Features Up FrontBeginning with the bow, the navigation lights are deck mounted and the cleats are easy to handle loops. They use a concealed bow boarding ladder tucked under the starboard side, but I find that arrangement difficult to work with from aboard the boat. The gates on this model are child safe double locking and are wide enough to get through with wide loads of gear. The top rails have shape to them and are rounded rather than the industrial square edges and straight lines. Since you can fish from just about any pontoon, you will certainly be fishing in comfort or riding in style with the two captain’s chairs up front. Armrests flip up and the back is fully adjustable for comfort.The bench seats are heavily cushioned for comfort with roto-molded seat bases for storage. Kicker speakers are mounted in the seat backs for maximum sound. From the side entryYou can net in a large bass from the side entry gate or use it for climbing on board from the docks when you stop for lunch at the marina. The helm has a low profile windshield so it fits better in the garage. You can tuck a small cooler under the newly designed console. This new molded console is fully instrumented including a compass and digital depth sounder. The dash has nice burlwood accents, lighted rocker switches and a matching three spoke wheel. I liked having a handy tray on top of the dash for my cell phone and sunglasses. The driver has the same comfortable and fully adjustable captain’s chair as up front.Aft SeatingThe gang can all join you on the way in the aft L-bench seat that wraps around from the center gate to the stern gate. Kicker speakers are in the seat backs for better audio and LED lights are mounted just under the edge to light the floor at night. You can set up a table to serve some snacks up front or back. I like the rubber pad on top to keep things in place. A sun pad is across the back edge behind the stern portion of the bench. It has a heavy bolster that will keep you safely on board. Lifting it up you have room to stow the tabletop to port. Next to the stern gate under the sun pad is a flip-up changing room.Swim PlatformThe design gives you room for a real swim platform aft the sun pad deck and through the stern gate. The engine is mounted to leave room for the kids to use this as a launching pad at anchor or for you to get around the engine to check it out before a day of cruising and fishing. On the starboard side is a flip-over ladder to easily climb back on board after swimming.

    Test Result Highlights

    • Top speed for the Sun Tracker Party Barge 22 Sport Fish Regency is 36.0 mph (57.9 kph), burning 10.5 gallons per hour (gph) or 39.74 liters per hour (lph).
    • Best cruise for the Sun Tracker Party Barge 22 Sport Fish Regency is 29.7 mph (47.8 kph), and the boat gets 3.27 miles per gallon (mpg) or 1.39 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 132 miles (212.43 kilometers).
    • Tested power is 1 x 115-hp Mercury OptiMax.

    Standard and Optional Features

    Marine Electronics

    Autopilot Optional
    Fishfinder Optional
    GPS/Chart Optional


    Battery Charger/Converter Optional
    CD Stereo Standard
    Shore Power Optional

    Exterior Features

    Carpet: Cockpit Standard
    Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard
    Swim Ladder Standard
    Swim Platform Standard


    Bimini Top Standard


    NMMA Certification Yes
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