Thank you so much for your involvement with the Owner's Club Forum! We hope you've gotten some great information and had the chance to interact with other owners on the current system.

Engine Size for a Sweetwater 2286? NEED HELP 125? 250?

Kardun71 Member Posts: 2
Im looking to upgrade to a Sweetwater 2286 by the end of this month. Purchase Date is 7/1/18. My dealer is telling me i need a 125hp for the TriToon boat. From what some of my friends are telling me i need a 250hp or 200hp at the least. I'm trying to do some research and i'm hitting a dead end each time. Does anything have an opinun or advice? Its going to be a Honda Engine but i really need to know the HP for a 22ft TriToon Sweetwater. 


  • 73driver
    73driver Member Posts: 5
    200hp is the max placarded on the SW2286  I run a 150 Suzuki and that has plenty of push to it
  • Skiman
    Skiman Member Posts: 11
    Go as big as you can and what you can afford. You will regret it, if you go too small. I wouldn’t go smaller than a 150. 
  • proftomda
    proftomda Member Posts: 6
    I have a Yamaha F175 on my 2018 2286.  I have only used the boat once with 5 folks on board and 1/2 tank fuel and saw 34 mph. 
  • steve195
    steve195 Member Posts: 1
    I have a 2017 2286WB. It's got a Yamaha 150 and with two in the boat and normal gear and fuel, I can get the GPS speedo to get to 40 MPH at WOT.
  • moomba
    moomba Member Posts: 3
    What shaft length are you running on the 2286's  ?  20" or 25" ?    I can't keep my prop in the water on turns or with minimal trim.
    I have a yamaha 115 4 stroke with a stock 13 1/4  X 15 pitch prop set all the way down.  I do not have the access to "pontoon props" to try so I am trying to get all the info I can before I buy another prop.  I get 30-31 with the 115 and the stock prop, and a light load,  so I am not to far off.   The shaft length has me wondering though.  Maybe a 25" lifted up would be better than a 20 sitting to high?

  • dgperaza
    dgperaza Member Posts: 11
    See review on 2286 SFL tritoon from Boating World on YouTube. With 150hp it hits 40mph at WOT. 
  • jrobinco
    jrobinco Member Posts: 2
    edited October 2021
    sorry, new here, i'm in the wrong thread