Are you looking for an entry-level pontoon boat? The 2022 Viaggio Lago 22S offers you an affordable package with everything you need for cruising on those lazy Sunday afternoons in the summer. This boat gives you plenty of speed and power and a stable hull, with plenty of passenger capacity to take the family and friends out onto the water.
When we look at the design of the 2022 Viaggio Lago 22S, it’s clear that this model is a cruiser with a performance edge. You get a tri-hull design for better tracking and less drag on the Mercury outboard motor, with comfortable lounge seating in the bow and after of the vessel.
The 2022 Viaggio Lago 22S brings you clean lines in its design, with easy access to the water from the bow and stern. This model is affordable and has everything you need in a cruiser or party boat for the summer.
The 2022 Viaggio Lago 22S gets its power and performance from the single Mercury 150-HP outboard motor. While many other pontoons come with double-motor setups and double the power on tap, we feel that the Viaggio Lago 22S does a good job of using what it has without compromising on performance.
With the engine peaking at 5,900-rpm, we managed to get 36-mph out of this beast, with a 0 to 30-mph acceleration time of 7.4-seconds. The 2022 Viaggio Lago 22S sips on fuel economically, getting you 15.8-mpg at 3,000-rpm and a 230-mile tank range. When fully fueled, the Lago 22S carries 58-gallons, and enough gas for a whole day out on the water, with no need for a reserve fuel tank.
The engine runs relatively quiet, measuring an output of 72.7 dB at 3,000-rpm. It’s not exactly whisper-quiet, but you won’t have any trouble chatting with your guests from behind the helm.
The 2022 Viaggio Lago 22S features a tri-hull pontoon design. Each pontoon measures an equal 25-inches in diameter, extending to the stern. These lightweight aluminum pontoons provide the boat with a shallow draft and less drag on the Mercury outboard, giving you excellent performance and tight handling on the water.
The stability of the tri-hull is impressive, and if you only have experience driving V-hulls, you’ll find the pontoon hull a very different experience behind the wheel. The pontoon turns and maneuvers well despite its width and length.
With a 23-foot length, it handles like a bay boat while providing excellent penetration through the chop and waves. The Lago 22S features design and construction with Viaggio’s legendary tested frame featuring heavy C-channel cross-members 16-inches on center. Viaggio has a 30+ year legacy of producing some of the sturdiest high-performance hulls on the market.
Interior, Seating, and Deck
The 2022 Viaggio Lago 22S features an extended platform at the stern and bow of the boat through the doors at either end of the lounge. You get easy access to the water, and the platforms also help with casting and diving, bringing you closer to the water.
The platform in the stern has plenty of room for prepping your dive gear or retrieving fish from the water. There’s also a retractable stainless steel boarding ladder for easy climbing onto the deck.
The deck features a wrap-around wall, and dual-curved lounges at the bow and stern, featuring light-gray vinyl upholstery with accent stripes providing an impressive aesthetic. Stainless steel rails run around the bow and stern, providing a clean aesthetic to the look. The bow can seat two people on either side facing forward or two to three people aside when sitting side-by-side.
The rear lounge features the same plush, comfortable cushions in identical upholstery.
You get a three-quarter-width bench with seating for three passengers and a reversible backrest providing plenty of room for watching watersports and sunbathing. There are cup holders in both lounges and teak marine flooring running the length of the deck from bow to stern.
You also get a removable table for setting up in the bow or aft lounge, and the lounge benches feature roto-molded frames. There are dual-hinged cushions and loads of under-seat storage for your gear.
Entering the helm, we find there are the pilot and co-pilot chairs. The driver chair features plush armrests and padding with easy-to-clean materials. Both chairs operate on swivels allowing easy pivoting for the co-pilot and driver.
The driver’s console comes with a large tri-spoke steering wheel, and the 2022 Viaggio Lago 22S comes with SeaStar hydraulic steering. You get incredible handling and total control over the boat when docking in the slip or maneuvering around the launch.
The console features analog gauges and all your controls within easy reach. You’ll find five gauges for your engine information, fuel, and electrical system. To the left of the steering wheel, you’ll find the stereo controls and the throttle on the right side. While there’s no windscreen for the 2022 Viaggio Lago 22S, we don’t think you’ll miss it.
You get a Rockford Fosgate stereo for entertainment, with all speaker wires cleanly routed, so nothing snags them. Below the console, you’ll find a cuddy with additional storage. You get an open plan design for the deck, with a walk-through design from bow to stern. When things get hot during midday, use the large Bimini top to give your guests some shade on the water.
The 2022 Viaggio Lago 22S is one of the more reasonably-priced pontoon boats in its class. The retail price on the standard base model is $69,398, making it around half the cost of the leading models in the pontoon boat category.
If you’re looking for a boat with a good balance of performance, stability, and comfort, the 2022 Viaggio Lago 22S is a great choice. The fittings and finishes of the boat are fantastic, and you get great value for your money with your boating experience. The dealer includes a trailer with your purchase.
The 2022 Viaggio Lago 22S is a great standard offering. The base model has everything you need to enjoy your time out on the water. There’s a limited range of optional extras for the boat, including stereo equipment, screens for the helm, extra storage, and more.
Let’s not forget about the optional teak flooring, which is a must for any owner. Overall, there’s isn’t the same range of optional extras as you get from other brands. However, we feel that speaks to the great standard offering in this model.
2022 Viaggio Lago 22S – The Verdict
Overall, the 2022 Viaggio Lago 22S is a solid choice if you’re looking for an affordable, entry-level pontoon boat.
The best models in this category retail for double the price, so we feel you’re getting a great deal with the Lago 22S. Premium hull design, exceptional engineering, and exceptional motor performance make the 2022 Viaggio Lago 22S one of the best choices available for a cruiser pontoon model.
Whether you’re into cruising, diving, or fishing, this model offers you enough power to get out on the ocean and good handling to navigate tight spots around the dock. It’s a great boat that won’t break the bank account, promising plenty of fun out on the water for your friends and family