Tag Archives: pontoons

Pontoons continue to lead in recreational boating sales

By Ryan Kloppe From raising a boat’s sails on the wide-open ocean to spending a day cruising the lake, recreational boating has been more popular than ever over the last few years. Recreational boating saw record sales in 2020, with more Americans spending time on the water to escape from the hustle and bustle on land. According to the U.S. ...

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Pontoons of tomorrow

By Adam Quandt Once looked at as simple, slow lake cruisers or all-out party barges, pontoons have increased in popularity and versatility since their entrance into the market in the 1950s, and the pontoons of tomorrow show no signs of slowing those trends. “I would say Godfrey – having been one of the first builders to launch an aluminum pontoon ...

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BRP expands Manitou manufacturing capacity

BRP Inc. announced the creation of close to 200 new jobs at its Manitou manufacturing plant in Michigan, nearly doubling its workforce in the state. BRP will begin the construction in April to expand its existing Manitou pontoon boat plant in Lansing while adding manufacturing and warehousing capacity in St. Johns, Michigan. With the assistance of the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP), BRP received performance-based workforce training credits ...

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Sea-Doo Switch named Edison Award finalist

The new Sea-Doo Switch has picked up multiple awards within the last few months, and most recently nominated in the Sports and Recreation category for the Edison Award. Originally established in 1987, the Edison Awards have recognized and honored some of the most innovative products and business leaders in the world and is among the most prestigious accolades honoring excellence ...

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Another patent for Anthem Marine

Anthem Marine, a boatbuilder blending the features of a pontoon with the performance of a wake boat, has been awarded another patent. Reinventing bow access, Anthem’s Sport Ramp promotes convenient boarding from the beach, trailer and dock for people, pets and gear.   Found only on Anthem boats, the US Patent and Trademark Office has issued patent number 11,186,346 securing ...

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Mercury introduces joystick piloting for single-engine pontoons

Mercury Marine, a division of Brunswick Corporation, introduced Joystick Piloting for Outboards (JPO) for Single-Engine Pontoons. For boaters driving a pontoon powered by a single 175-600hp Mercury outboard with Digital Throttle & Shift (DTS) controls, this new system provides the confidence of precise 360-degree control for low-speed docking and other close-quarters maneuvers. “For several years, pontoon boats have represented one of the fastest-growing ...

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Anthem Marine awarded another design patent

The US Patent and Trademark Office has awarded Anthem Marine patent #11,148,758 for its new boat design. The patent protects Anthem's concept where the open layout of a pontoon is combined with a ballasted surf boat. In a company press release, Anthem said it believes its design blends the best features of a pontoon with the performance of a wake ...

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Harris Boats launches an all-new pontoon series

Harris Boats launched the all-new, redesigned Grand Mariner Pontoon Series in three lengths – 23’, 25’ and 27’ – offering premium features as well as multiple customization options.  “The launch of the Grand Mariner is a pivotal moment for Harris as we continue attracting and engaging the next generation of boaters," said Chris Bernauer, President, Harris Boats, in a company ...

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Sea-Doo unveils 2022 lineup, enters new territory

By Adam Quandt On the heels of not only redefining its performance segment, but also launching new features across multiple platforms with its 2021 model year machines, Sea-Doo did everything but rest on its laurels barreling into MY 2022. “This year has been such a wild ride for Sea-Doo and that wave we’re riding hasn’t even crested yet,” Sea-Doo and ...

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Anthem announces new dealers

Anthem Marine surfable pontoon

Anthem Boats, recently named to the Boating Industry Top Products list, is expanding its dealership network, adding these new dealers: Estrie Marine, Sherbrooke, QE, Canada; Family Power Sports, Austin, TX; Outlaw Marine, Melrose, FL. “We are honored to add these dealers to our growing family,” commented Mark Overbye, Anthem’s CEO.  "The response to Anthem’s innovations and unique market position straddling ...

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