South Bay Pontoon

South Bay Pontoons

One of the leading manufacturers of Pontoon Boats including Luxury Pontoons, Fishing Pontoons, and Family Pontoons.

 South Bay Pontoons are a builder of luxury and performance Pontoons since 1998 and a division of Forest River Inc., which Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. acquired in August of 2005. We are proud to be a part of this prestigious group of companies.


  The History of South Bay Pontoons
Since 1998 South Bay Pontoons has built a successful foundation for South Bay Pontoons based on performance, luxury, and quality. This timeline shows the many milestones and achievements during our quest to be the best.

January 1998
 Parent company Forest River Inc., one of the largest recreational products manufacturers in North America establishes the marine division.

May 2000
 Pontoon & Deck Boat Magazine presents Forest River Marine with a “Best of Award”, the first of many.

August 2000
 Forest River Marine sets the first of many pontoon speed records with an 80.8 mph run in Elkhart, Indiana.

April 2000
 Forest River Marine breaks ground on a new 100,000 square foot facility with room for expansion on 50 acres.

July 2003
 Industry veteran, Tom McCuddy, joins Forest River Inc. and compiles a team of experienced marine veterans. This team is charged with growing South Bay into a leading innovator in pontoons with the best quality control and customer service.
August 2005
 Forest River Inc. is acquired by Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway company, allowing South Bay Pontoons to join such venerable brand names as Geico, Dairy Queen, The Pampered Chef, See’s Candies, Fruit of the Loom, Justin Brand Boots, Benjamin Moore & Co., Net Jets, & Helzberg Diamonds.

May 2006
 Boating Life names the new 900 series “Best Breakout Boat” of 2006. The flagship model, 925CR Trifecta, becomes the most popular performance pontoon offered by South Bay Pontoons. Additionally, South Bay Pontoons doubled the production volume of Inboard/Outboard powered Trifecta boats in response to customer demand during the 2006 model year.<

June 2007
 South Bay Pontoons forms their Specialty Products Division in response to customer requests for 10’ wide units, saltwater intercoastal, and personalized custom built units.

2010 and beyond
 South Bay Pontoons will remain committed to continual product improvement as a means to provide the South Bay owner with a lifetime of enjoyment on the water.

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