Harris FloteBote Pontoon Boat Company – Turns 50 Years Old

Hello Pontoon Boater…..

Rick Ostler here from North American Waterway – Harris FloteBote Company Began in the ‘50’s, with a “Better Idea”

In 1957, brothers Ernie and Pete Harris founded the company, originally called Harris Manufacturing, in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

They had been testing their groundbreaking pontoons in the northeast Indiana/southeast Michigan area since the early 1950’s with great success.

They kept running into water enthusiasts who had taken 55-barrel and drop tanks off airplanes to build up pontoon boats.

The more we saw, the more we thought ‘Hey, there might be a market for that.’ A pontoon boat manufacturer was born.

Read all about it in the Harris Pontoon Boat online newsletter

Happy  Boating!


PS:  Let us know if we can be of help to you here at North American Waterway with a new pontoon boat enclosure for your boat today.



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