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Barletta Pontoon Boats awarded 2018 NMMA Innovation Award

Barletta Pontoon Boats - a brand new pontoon boat company located in Bristol, Ind. - was the recipient of a 2018 National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) Innovation Award in the pontoon category. The award recognizes groundbreaking new consumer marine products and was presented opening night of the Minneapolis Boat Show. This year’s program evaluated 14 products across three categories featuring ...

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Steady as she goes

The pontoon boat segment was the first to recover in the wake of the downturn, and it continues to post steady and consistent sales growth year after year. Is this the new normal? “We’re again looking at growth in the high single-digit range.” “We expect growth to continue at the same rate, or even a little better than what we saw last year.” ...

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Chicago and Minneapolis shows report strong sales and leads

Last weekend’s Progressive Insurance Chicago Boat, RV & Sail Show wrapped a five-day run with a final attendance of 48,644, up 4 percent from last year’s attendance of 46,670. Exhibitor feedback was positive on strong sales and crowds, including Saturday, which saw more than 20,000 visitors in attendance. On Sunday, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel toured the show with Show Manager Keith Ogulnick, ...

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Full speed ahead

Continued strong sales growth fueled by innovative designs and unmatched versatility suggest a sunny future for the pontoon segment While the recreational boating industry in North America has seen more than its share of highs and lows over the years, one constant has been the continued growth of the pontoon boat category. From humble beginnings where they were derided as ...

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Market Trends: Pontoon segment stays strong

Pontoon boats drove the boating industry’s rebound in the wake of the downturn. But are they still leading the way? Since the 2008 economic downturn, pontoon boats have led the recovery of the recreational boating industry. At one point accounting for almost one in three new boats sold, the pontoon market has demonstrated unprecedented growth, with new players jumping into the ...

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Dowco launches first towable pontoon cover Rail-Lok


MANITOWOC, Wis. – Dowco announced the Rail-Lok system, the first towable pontoon cover available in the market. This custom-fit pontoon cover system features unique fasteners that lock into the receiver slot under the middle rail extrusion on the pontoon's fence. The patent-pending fasteners are engineered for simple use. Spaced strategically around the edges of the cover, the system delivers a ...

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Premier Pontoons introduces five new models, industry-first innovations

Premier Pontoons introduced five new models during its dealer meeting this week, testing the lineup for the first time on Saturday, August 1. “Our biggest and best dealer meeting ever was a resounding success,” said Premier President Lori Melbostad. “It was a high-energy weekend that made our staff proud to know that we have such a loyal network of dealers ...

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