I'm a fairly novice boat owner, with our family deciding to buy our first boat several years ago. At that time, we purposely bought a mid 80's speed boat that have enough power to pull the kids on tubes, didn't sink, and came with a trailer. Having a beat up, used boat was great for us because if I happened to come into a dock a little hot or face some other mishap, I wouldn't be putting the first ding on it.

As I gained more experience and my family got a better understanding of what our needs would be for our family boat, we sold our trusty first boat and upgraded to a much newer recreational boat.

Of course like any person who owns a toy or two, you tend to look around at what's for sale as perhaps you could upgrade again. Since we've also talked about getting a pontoon, I have been searching online out of curiosity to see what was out there and what the price range was.

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One pontoon listing caught my eye right away. It's for a 2021 Bennington 27 QX Series and it's a beautiful boat. It's a fully custom ordered, one of a kind pontoon, with twin motors providing 900 HP. It's also listed at $289,000.

Perhaps it's me not being an experienced pontoon guy, but I had no idea they reach that price point. I had to take a closer look and thought you'd like to as well. I mean, it If we're going to dream, let's dream big!

Dream Big! Picture This $289,000 Bennington Pontoon Boat On A Duluth Area Lake

Looking to upgrade your boat? If you want to go big, how about spending $289,000 for a fully custom ordered, one of a kind Benning pontoon?

This boat listing from Hawkeye Boat Sales in Dubuque, Iowa caught are eye and not just because of the price tag. This boat looks great and would definitely make statement on your favorite lake.

Featuring twin Mercury motors that provide 900 HP, other options include:

Three 32" Elliptical Toons - Lifting Strakes - Performance Foils - Under Deck Wave Shield) - Rough Water Pkg - Arch (Powered) - Solid Red Custom Interior (Diamond Stitched) - Tinted Windshield - Dual Helms - Fast Back - Whited Out - Mercury Smart Craft 9" Vessel View Touch Screen In Dash - Mercury Racing Zero Effort Off Shore Controls w/ Trim In Handle (DTS) - All Red Pillow Topped Diamond Stitched "RED" Simtex Vinyl Interior - Full Vinyl Flooring - In Floor Storage Compartment - Roswell Fully Up Graded Stereo System - LED Lights Through Out - Custom Tuned Propellers - Fully Digital - Hydraulic Steering - Electronic Power Steering - Full Cover - Storage Compartments (Bow) - Sport Interior Up Grade w/ White Stitching - Custom Painted Red Accessories (Multiple) - Mercury Racing Custom Tuned Propeller.

In a nutshell, this boat kicks butt. Take a look and see what a $289,000 pontoon looks like.

Sold! This Must-See Iconic Wisconsin Lake Estate Originally Listed For $39.25 Million

Lake Geneva, Wisconsin is a terrific town that happens to be the home of one of the premiere lakes in all the Midwest.

The preeminent estate on Lake Geneva is Glanworth Gardens, which was built in 1906 for the Harris Family, the founding family of Harris Bank and Trust. Now, for what is believed to be only the third time in its 115 year history, it is being offered for sale.

Listed in October, 2021 for $39,250,000, this estate is graced with 40 acres of gardens and forest, amazing landscaping, a guest house, and 621+ feet of level frontage. The estate home features 14,145 square feet, a thirty-foot great room ceiling, 13 fireplaces, 13 bedrooms, 12.5 baths, a guest wing and so much more.

If you're looking for a fun experience, that can also be quite the workout, plan a trip to walk Lake Geneva and see all the amazing properties that surround the lake. Every property owner on Lake Geneva is required to maintain an public assessible path on their property so that people can walk around the entire lake, which is a 20+ mile hike! It's fun though as you can stop for food and drinks along the way.

No need to wait, however, to see the amazing Glanwoth Gardens estate. Take a look!

**Update: The is amazing property has been sold for $36 million. The new owners closed on January 17,2022.

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