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Envision acquires Premier Marine

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Envision Company of Elk River, MN, announced today the acquisition of Premier Marine, a pontoon manufacturer based in Wyoming, MN. A company press release said the move represents the next chapter in an already successful manufacturing legacy established by Envision Company owner, Chris Carlson. Carlson has an extensive 25-plus year track-record of driving growth in manufacturing businesses, grounded in a ...

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Pontoons at play

By David Gee When Ambrose Weeres, a rural Minnesota farmer and grain mill owner strapped a plywood sheet to two columns of 55-gallon steel drums to create the first pontoon boat in 1951, the idea was a relatively simple one. “I worked on it and designed the tubes, then a raft, and kept going until I had a boat,” explained ...

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Premier Marine announces 2021 model year lineup

Premier Marine announces 2021 lineup

Premier Marine has released their 2021 model year lineup. New models and features are below: Revolution: Available on Solaris, S-Series, Grand Majestic, and Intrigue models in lengths of 25’ and 27′, the all new Premier Revolution includes a 360-degree rotating booth that allows you to face any direction with the easy push of a pedal. The table in the booth ...

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Premier Marine introduces new and updated products for 2017

Premier Marine, Inc. is holding its annual dealer meeting in Wyoming and Forest Lake, Minn., Aug. 29 to Sept. 1., where the company has unveiled its 2017 models. The meeting is smaller in scale than the 2016 dealer meeting, where Premier introduced five new models and several innovations. Dealers will have a chance to learn about the new models, test ...

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How boats are made

I was fortunate to visit Premier Marine, Inc. last week to interview team members– huge benefit to having our offices just south of Premier’s corporate offices – for an upcoming article in the June/July issue. While I was there, I was given the opportunity to experience a plant tour. We went from building to building to see the entire process ...

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Kull, Melbostad honored with STEP Ahead Award

CHESAPEAKE, Va. – The Manufacturing Institute has announced that Marcia Kull, vice president of marine sales for Volvo Penta of the Americas, and Lori Melbostad, president of Premier Marine, Inc., have been named two of the top women in U.S. manufacturing in 2016. Last year, the Manufacturing Institute honored Chaparral’s Ann Baldree and Regulator’s Joan Maxwell with the STEP Ahead ...

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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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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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Premier Pontoons shares innovations for preventing invasive species

Whenever there is a persisting issue for recreational boating, it is imperative that everyone works together to solve it in order to preserve the health of the industry. This was something considered by Premier Pontoons when the company decided to share its unique pontoon design that help to combat the infestation of invasive species. Invasive species can attach themselves to or ...

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