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    2018 Pontoon Boat COMPOSITE SEAT FRAME COVERS | Avalon Luxury Pontoons
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    2018 Pontoon Boat COMPOSITE SEAT FRAME COVERS | Avalon Luxury Pontoons

    August 18, 2019


    In addition to the exclusive aluminum
    seat frames, your Avalon and Tahoe pontoon has a number of other features
    other manufacturers don’t have. We have the composite seat frame covers. This
    allows for a built-in cup holder, beautiful speakers. We also have a heat
    stamp back. This is a luxurious look even on our lowest cost boats. Your seat vinyl
    is Matrix 50 C seat vinyl, exclusive to Avalon, and Tahoe. Not only do you get the
    best-looking seat, you get a 50-ounce vinyl, which is 20% thicker than any
    other vinyl in the industry. And that’s the Art of the Pontoon.

    2019 Pontoon Boat TAHOE LTZ | Luxury Mid-Range Pontoons
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    2019 Pontoon Boat TAHOE LTZ | Luxury Mid-Range Pontoons

    August 17, 2019


    Grab the wheel of the Tahoe LTZ from our Signature Collection, and hold on tight because this will be the ride of a lifetime. This affordable yet elegantly stylish brilliantly constructed pontoon features custom DECO wall design and plush handcrafted furniture. LTZ will enthrall family and friends alike with quality, beauty, outstanding performance, and style rarely found in an affordable pontoon boat. And you can add a high-performance package that will thrill with every tight turn or flat-out cruise. Visit your local dealer today to discover the incredible specifics and find out why LTZ is no longer the best-kept secret in the pontoon world and available in these 12 beautiful layouts. The Cruise floor plans feature both a port and starboard bow bench, in addition to the aft corner seating. The aft portion of the pontoon has two sun decks with storage compartments that are used to house the privacy station. Cruise 2 features a port and starboard bow bench, in addition to the aft seating area. The port side of the pontoon has extended seating without a port side gate. The aft portion of the pontoon has to split sun decks. Cruise Rear Bench features both the port and starboard bow bench, in addition to the aft seating area. The aft portion of the pontoon has a corner seating area and a rear-facing bench. The Versatile Rear Bench features both a port and starboard bow bench. The aft features a corner seating area and a rear-facing bench. The seat can be moved back and forth so the occupants can face towards either a bow of the boat or aft. The Versatile Rear Lounge features both a port and starboard bow bench. The aft features a corner seating area and a lounge area with a rear console area that houses two speakers. The seat can move back and forth so the occupants can face towards the bow of the boat or aft. The Elite floor plan features both the port and starboard bow bench. The aft portion of the boat has a corner seating area on the starboard side and a bench on the port side. Elite Windshield features both a port and starboard bow bench. The aft portion of the boat has a corner seating area on the starboard side and a refreshment center with cooler and sink on the port side. In addition to the starboard fiberglass helm stand and chair, the port side has a fiberglass console and mid bench. Quad Lounge floor plans contain port and starboard benches in both the bow and aft portions of the boat. In addition to the captain’s chair, there’s also a port side chair. Entertainer boasts a bar table with bar stools with luxurious bow and aft furniture. Rear Lounge features two lounge seats in the aft portion of the boat. They have both port and starboard bow benches. The Rear Lounge model also features an additional chair in the mid area of the boat. If fishing is first and cruising is second, then check out the Quad Fish. If cruising is your aim but you want a fishing-equipped space then choose Rear Fish. Either way you get fishing stations with rotating chairs, livewell, and rod holders. Your masterpiece awaits. Experience true innovation, performance, and style. Experience LTZ. Tahoe: The Art of the Pontoon.

    2017 Pontoon Boat AVALON LSZ | Retro style
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    2017 Pontoon Boat AVALON LSZ | Retro style

    August 16, 2019


    Settle into the Avalon LSZ and prepare yourself for the ride of your life… This brilliantly constructed, elegantly stylish pontoon features our classic deco wall design and plush handcrafted furniture with standard features too numerous to mention. LSC will enthrall family and friends alike with its outstanding performance and style. This mid-range pontoon has the DNA of its premiere class siblings and delivers classic Avalon innovation. With every tight turn or flat-out cruise, you’ll experience the thrill of unsurpassed Avalon construction and performance. Visit your local dealer today to discover the incredible specifics and find out why LSZ is no longer the best-kept secret in the pontoon world, and available in these five beautiful layouts: The Cruise floorplans features both a port and starboard bow bench in addition to the aft corner seating area. The aft portion of the pontoon has a spacious sundeck with storage compartments that are used to house the privacy station. LSZ comes in three Cruise models: Cruise, Cruise 2, and Cruise Rear Bench. Quad Lounge floor plans contain port and starboard benches in both the bow and aft portions of the boat. In addition to the captain’s chair is also a port side chair. Entertainer boasts a bistro bar table with booth seating as well as port and starboard benches in both the bow and a half portions of the boat. The Rear Lounge features teo lounge seats in the aft portion of the boat. They have both port and starboard bow benches. The Rear Lounge models also feature an additional chair in the mid area of the boat. Fish — If fishing is first and cruising is second, then check out the Quad Fish. If cruising is your aim, but you want fishing-equipped space, then choose Rear Fish. On the Quad Fish and Rear Fish you get a live well and rod holders. Innovation, performance, and style. Experience LSZ.
    The Art of the Pontoon.

    Boats For Sale and Repair in New York at Mahopac Marine – Tahoe Pontoon – Stingray
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    Boats For Sale and Repair in New York at Mahopac Marine – Tahoe Pontoon – Stingray

    August 16, 2019


    Hi. I’m Charlie Melchner, Jr. from Mahopac
    Marina. We’ve been selling and servicing boats in the marine industry and in the community
    for over 40 years. I was here one day helping a friend get his
    boat started and the fellow that owned the marina at the time asked me if I wanted a
    job. I said no, that I was quite busy, I had just started a small trucking company, and
    I walked away. I came back a couple of months later and I was selling one of my small trucks
    that I had, and the fellow asked me again if I was interested in the marina or working
    there, and I said no. He said to me, “I’ll tell you what. I’ll buy your pickup truck
    if you buy my marina,” and believe it or not, that’s how I got into the boat business. I’ve been in the boating business, you could
    say, my whole life because my parents bought the marina when I was very young. Until I
    was about eight years old, we lived above the marina. I tell people that daycare for
    me when my mom was working and my dad was working was a life jacket, and I was in the
    marina with my father. The marina atmosphere is very family-friendly,
    and our staff and everybody that’s here feel like family. Our customers, generally most
    of them become our friends. Our specialty is taking a brand-new person when they walk
    through that door and get them fitted in what’s good for them and their family, and figure
    out what their needs are, how often they’re going to be boating, and where they’re going
    to be boating. From there we narrow it down to the style of boat they like. The great part about it is when you buy the
    boat, that’s just the tip of the iceberg. With us, we take the extra mile where when
    you come down for the first time we get you started and running in the boat, help you
    get out there and do it. We walk you through it until you’re comfortable, where we can
    say and you can say, “I’m ready to go for a ride with my family. I don’t need anybody
    today, but I’m very comfortable to know that you’re at the other end of that phone just
    a couple minutes away if I do have a question or I need something.” We encourage people buying a new boat from
    us to stay with us for a period of time as our guest, so that we can make sure they’re
    comfortable when they’re out there, that they know what to be prepared for. Mahopac Marina is your one-stop shop. We do
    every aspect of boating, whether you have a jet ski or a 40-footer or a 6-footer. We
    work on three horsepower motors, electric motors, and we work on big 1000 horsepower
    engines. We work on just about everything. We’ve got factory-trained technicians on all
    the different stuff. We have a state-of-the-art repair facility which most people don’t know
    exists. We warehouse a couple hundred boats and we have the ability to work year round
    in a controlled environment so that your job comes out the best it possibly can all the
    time. We sell and service boats all around the country
    and even into Europe and Canada. We have people that travel hours and hours and some thousands
    of miles just to do business with us, because of the reputation we’ve put forth with how
    we do business. We can handle every part of it and they can say that you come down, you
    put the keys in, you run and drive your boat, and that’s all you have to do. We take care
    of the details for you. That’s probably one of the most significant things we can say. It’s more than just boating. We create a lifestyle.
    We show you how you can change your life and you can have your family be involved. We offer
    everything to make you feel at home and like you’re part of the family right here at the
    marina. I’ve had some customers here for 46 years.
    How great is that? It’s a generational thing, and we’re proud
    to say that when you call Mahopac Marina, there’s always a Charlie. I have a young son,
    Charlie, and God willing, if everything goes right I hope that someday he’ll be answering
    the phone and running the marina as well. At this point, over 40 years, and I believe
    the best is yet to come. We’re just getting going.

    Manitou Pontoon Construction
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    Manitou Pontoon Construction

    August 16, 2019


    Alright, we are here at the 2018 Boat Show
    in Columbia SC and we have Manitou here and we have a pretty custom stand that we did. To raise the boat up and actually show what
    you are really buying other than just furniture. Because, Manitou is built pretty much unlike
    anybody else as far as the quality of construction. The hat channel all the way across, spaced
    out stringer system, tighter in the back, stretches out a little in the center, and
    it tightens up in the front to give you the most durable sturdiest boat out there. Also, every single weld except for one on
    the boat is welded by hand, not with a spool gun, they actually use a tig welding system
    to get the maximum penetration and the best quality weld. On this stand what we have done is remove
    the skin under the boat so you can see how well built the boat is. And then as you look around, every weld on
    the boat from the front end to the back is completely tig welded and the sturdiest construction
    out there. And then this is what it normally looks like
    when its covered up. No wood exposed all the way to the front it
    is completely skinned. Alright we are going to pick back up here
    underneath the boat and talk a little bit about what’s going on and how Manitou really
    does things a little different. There are full length risers from the bow
    to the stern completely welded one piece, there is no just decorative panels to hide
    the individual stripping that some manufacturers do. So we just really want to point out the quality
    of what your buying. So not only does our booth show the furniture
    upholstery you get walk all over the top of the boats but we wanted to lift the skirt
    and show you how we’re different. Some of the differences you will notice in
    weld and construction. Alot of manufacturers use a spool gun and
    so the wire just runs out and they are really unable to control the quality of the weld,
    but on a Manitou every weld looks like a roll of nickels and what that is, is as the person
    heats and dips the metal it makes that, that roll of nickels. That is quality construction you will find
    in a Manitou.

    COMPANY CULTURE | Avalon Pontoon Boats – Proudly Made in Alma, Michigan, USA
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    COMPANY CULTURE | Avalon Pontoon Boats – Proudly Made in Alma, Michigan, USA

    August 16, 2019


    JIM: The mission at Avalon and Tahoe is to always do the right thing. That may seem simple but sometimes it’s hard to do because we have a lot of choices to make every single day. But we always try to take the high road and we put the customer first. And we put our employees first. It’s never the company. It’s all of the partners, and the people that make up that company, and we want to do the right thing by them. The culture at Avalon and Tahoe is one of employee empowerment, and it’s one giving back and sharing in the success of the company. We don’t rule by dictatorship. We rule by consensus and collaboration and working with one another to get the job done every single day. We invest in our employees in many ways. Number one: We provide a good work environment, we provide a fun work environment. We’re building boats for the marine industry and it’s a FUN job, and all of our employees are encouraged and passionate about what they do. They want to wake up every day, come in, and build more boats, build better boats.

    8) How to Accelerate & Turn a Pontoon Boat | 2017 Avalon Luxury Pontoons
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    8) How to Accelerate & Turn a Pontoon Boat | 2017 Avalon Luxury Pontoons

    August 16, 2019


    As a captain of the boat, before you ever
    take off you want to make sure that all of your passengers are secured and
    sitting in a down position. You know I just want to announce, “Hey guys, we’re gonna take off no, so, hold on.” You know, you don’t want to catch anyone off-guard or
    if they’re standing, especially if they’re towards the back of the boat and
    they’re not paying attention and you just hit the throttle, they’re going to
    go falling and they potentially could fall off the boat and get hurt pretty
    severely. So you don’t want that to happen. Check your passengers. I know the water depth is deep enough to take off. I have the motor trimmed all the way down. And just want to put the throttle forward
    and just gradually go up to speed. And then we’ll get up on plane pretty
    quickly. As you start getting up you can go a little faster. And away you go. Once again, when you get going, about this speed, we’re about 28 MPH, if I
    just hit that trim gauge up, maybe seven or eight clicks, you’ll start feeling the
    nose of the boat rising up, and you’ll start gaining some speed. So it usually
    can gave three or four miles an hour by having a good trim on your motor. So when you want to go into sharp turns you really don’t want your motor trimmed
    up at all, so I’ll go ahead and trim it all the way down. And then these boats
    handle very well, you can just turn it end-over-end, and you’ll go into a nice
    quick turn. But you can turn it all the way and get a real tight turn. It’s not recommended that you go into a real tight turn when you’re going wide open. So it’s just really no need to. And it does pose a slight safety risk for yourself and your other occupants. And here we’re going to go to the left. So just end over end. So as you can see. You know pontoons have come a long ways, especially with the center tube, and the
    hydraulic steering. They’re much more like what the old V-hulls used to be. So they’ll turn pretty sharp. In the old days, pontoons, it would take a quarter mile to make a big turn. Not anymore. Now with the advent of the new technology. It’s great. Once again you always want to be aware of your surroundings and just be looking left, right, even behind you. Make sure there isn’t someone coming up behing you that you may be unaware of. Right now it’s early May and aren’t too many people on the lake. So there’s not a whole lot to look out for other than floating debris. So
    once again you want to be looking out at least 50 yards, 100 yards, and make sure
    you know what you’re coming into.

    2018 Manitou Pontoon SES Bench
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    2018 Manitou Pontoon SES Bench

    August 15, 2019


    What we have here is the Manitou SES Bench
    model. With the platinum upgraded furniture and stereo
    system. It’s got a real windshield this year. It’s actually glass with full integrated electronics
    and new push button switching. Power steering, it’s got a subwoofer mounted
    underneath the console. Raised helm and upgraded upholstery and probably
    the most lounging boat out there. It’s got a real rear convertible bench, folds
    down and then a very nice integrated metal work. So, nothing is an afterthought. It doesn’t matter if you just want to watch
    the kids swim off the back of the boat or you want to lay down and relax. Also, as you come to the transom of the boat
    you will notice that on the SHP models that actually have a billet aluminum transom that
    is welded into the boat. Solid. The fuel tank is completely encapsulated inside
    the center tube, so none of the plastic is exposed. It actually has a sealed bilge with a bilge
    pump down there so if any moisture gets in there will get pumped out.

    Avalon Luxury Pontoon Boats 2017: DARE TO COMPARE
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    Avalon Luxury Pontoon Boats 2017: DARE TO COMPARE

    August 14, 2019


    At Avalon luxury pontoon boats we strive everyday to build the finest boat in the in the industry With total dedication to leading the industry in innovation, performance and style, simply put: to give you the most boat for your buck. we don’t suggest that you judge our pontoons against our competitors– We insist upon it. So visit their showrooms and ask questions. Scrutinize their design, construction, and style. And please, take your time. We’ll be here when you get back. Experience Avalon. The Art of the Pontoon.

    Tube Rolling | Pontoon Science #1 | Avalon Luxury Pontoon Boats
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    Tube Rolling | Pontoon Science #1 | Avalon Luxury Pontoon Boats

    August 14, 2019


    The pontoon boat starts right here. We
    get the flat goods delivered to us and then we begin rolling them. One pontoon takes two to four sections depending on the length of the tube. We’ll roll up
    anywhere from 125 to 150 sections a day. What we have here then when we roll it
    is the roller. We reinvested in the business about three years ago. We got a
    CNC roller to ensure quality rolls the first time every time. So now we’re going to roll a section of tube. What they’re looking for here is
    they’re looking to make sure the mandrels don’t have any burrs or
    scratches on them that would cause damage to the tube section. They roll it
    bottom side down, which is our good side, and make sure they feed it in evenly. So
    go ahead and start the roll. Then it’s ready for the seamer. And that’s
    Pontoon Science.