Larson Boat Group, Little Falls, Minnesota, has announced the launch of the company's new line of pontoon boats, the Escape.
"After two years of development and testing, the Larson team is anxious to finally take the wraps off this bold new project and get it out to the marketplace,' says Mike O'Connell, Executive Vice President and COO of Larson Boat Group.
The Escape will be introduced with three models (21-, 23- and 25-foot lengths) and will feature Larson's patented ‘Tapered Tube Technology.' This construction uses dual-planing hulls constructed of heavy-gauge aluminum to provide what Larson says is a smooth, solid and agile ride with efficient fuel economy.
"With over 100 years of hull design and marine manufacturing behind us, Larson brings a unique and exciting perspective to the traditional pontoon marketplace,' says Al Kuebelbeck, President of Larson Boat Group. "Our customers, dealers and factory team really put their heads together to come up with what we think will be one of the most innovative products the pontoon market has seen in a long time.'
The Escape pontoons are currently in production at Larson's 500,000-plus square-foot manufacturing facility in Little Falls, Minnesota, and will be officially introduced at the company's 2014 Worldwide Dealer Meeting on August 19 at the River's Edge Convention Center in St. Cloud, Minnesota.
In addition to Larson's Escape pontoon line, 79 boats from the manufacturer, including the company's Larson FX, Striper and Triumph brands will be on display in water and on land.
"Being new to the competitive pontoon market, we knew we needed to bring a fresh perspective and create our own niche,' O'Connell says. "People need a reason to give us a shot, and I think with this new model we've given them plenty of reasons to buy a new Larson Escape pontoon.'
Larson Boat Group designs, builds and markets 58 models of boats within three brands: Larson, Triumph and Striper. The 100-year-old company sells its boats through dealers located throughout Canada and the United States and worldwide.