Can a Pontoon Boat Survive the Trip from Clearwater to Cuba? Tampa Bay Times

A man standing on a pontoon boat wiping it down.

“The vessel for this journey to Cuba is a 27-foot triple toon Avalon pushed by twin Mercury Verado 400s, which means, basically, it’s fast. Like, 60 mph on the water.

Wolf and a crew of three friends are bringing 240 gallons of gas and all the safety gear — emergency position-indicating radio beacons, satellite phones, tracking beacons, spare propellers and fuel filters.

The handful of captains surveyed by the Tampa Bay Times had never heard of anyone taking a pontoon to Cuba . . . on purpose.”