2023 Barletta Lusso 25 Meridian Lounge

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Barletta’s Lusso 25 Meridian Lounge features standard triple 26-inch tubes, patented dual-stage lifting strakes, and Wave Tamer spray rails on the outsides to keep riders dry. A full underbelly skin runs from bow to stern. It delivers commanding performance with Mercury’s V-8 300 Verado: 46 mph top speed, and zero-to-30 mph acceleration in just 6.3 seconds. The exterior features a contrasting matte black and white perimeter enclosure with heavy-duty top rails. Inside, soft-touch pillow-top Argento Grey vinyl with diamond stitching and charcoal accents awaits. The bow seating features facing curved lounges with cubbies for storage, Yeti-ready oversize cup holders with RGB lighting, deep toe-kick seat bases underneath, and an automotive-style subwoofer hidden under the seats. A standard anchor locker fits in the center tube, directly behind the bow entry door. An integrated trash receptacle fits in the starboard side just before the console. A top-level Audison sound system provides awesome audio for the entire craft. Underfoot, find a standard ski locker, with a new built-in lockable storage drawer hidden beneath the deck. The helm console is raised 4 inches off the deck for better visibility and features huge legroom recess, a tilt wheel, electric-assist hydraulic steering, electronic analog gauges, plus a Simrad 7-inch touchscreen multifunction display. Overhead, the 10-foot-long power Bimini top is standard. 

Barletta Lusso 25 Meridian Lounge running
The 25 Meridian Lounge serves up a dry, comfortable ride. Bill Doster

The Meridian lounges sit to the port and starboard sides of the boat. The port side reverses and reclines into a full lounge couch with a pop-up armrest. This creates an aft lounge pit for four, keeping everyone together but with their own full-length lounger, with the capability to lie facing forward or aft. A center-mounted removable cocktail table folds in half to make it easier to walk by. The stern is protected by stainless-steel gates for those who want to lie facing aft while underway. Notably, the aft deck is pre-tapped to mount the wonderfully functional Lillipad boarding ladder and also has pre-tapped “ghost mounts” for a diving board or even more amenities. With its pet-friendly Doggie Dock View boarding doors and integrated dog dish, that crowd can easily include your canine friends too.

Barletta Lusso 25 Meridian Lounge helm
The helm is equipped with a Simrad 7-inch touchscreen multifunction display. Bill Doster
Barletta Lusso 25 Meridian Lounge bow seating
The bow seating features facing curved lounges. Bill Doster

High Points

  • Doggie Dock View boarding doors give pets a great view.
  • Hideaway dog food and water dishes integrated into the helm. 
  • VIP system vibration isolation rubber pads reduce vibration, squeaking and rattling.
Barletta Lusso 25 Meridian Lounge cockpit seating
The port side lounge reverses and reclines into a full lounge couch with a pop-up armrest. Bill Doster

How We Tested

  • Engine: Mercury Verado V-8 FourStroke 300 hp
  • Drive/Prop: Mercury Enertia Eco 16″ x 17″ 3-blade stainless steel
  • Gear Ratio: 1.85:1 Fuel Load: 38 gal. Crew Weight: 250 lb.
Barletta Lusso 25 Meridian Lounge performance data
Barletta Lusso 25 Meridian Lounge Certified Test Results

Pricing and Specs

Price: $169,296
LOA: 27’6″
Beam: 8’6″
Draft: NA
Dry Weight: 3,793 lb.
Seat/Weight Capacity: 14/2,992 lb.
Fuel Capacity: 48 gal.

Barletta Boat Company – Bristol, Indiana; 574-825-8900; barlettapontoonboats.com

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