New design…….New performance for pontoons.

Posted by on Nov 7, 2013 in News | 0 comments

The Tradition of Innovation Continues. One thing is certain, Manitou Pontoon Boats has never been content with the status quo. While other pontoon boat manufacturers may find satisfaction with simple upgrades to seat fabrics and color schemes; we are continually working to rollout new innovations. In fact, Manitou Pontoon Boats is notorious for our willingness to push the perception of performance pontoon boats and luxury pontoon boats by developing better handling, safer, faster, more equipped watercraft. This year is no exception, as we were awarded an additional patent for our revolutionary V-Toon® technology. So, whether your desire is to lounge in the most innovative seating group on the water, or give your guests a ride that’ll leave them giddy with excitement – count on Manitou Pontoon Boats to have the pontoon boat for you. Making Waves Again? Us? Absolutely. The V-Toon® – an innovation so significant, it was recently awarded a broadened U.S. Patent nearly one year to the day after the original patent. Our V-Toon® technology involves the addition of a larger 27″ center tube, which is then dropped 1.25″ below the outside 23″ tubes to provide the optimum 5.25″ differential. The tubes are then fitted with strategically engineered and placed positive angle lifting strakes resulting in dramatically enhanced planing, performance, and efficiency of the boat. So much so, that the V-Toon® pontoon accelerates, planes, and turns much like a traditional v-hull boat. Dare we say better? Maybe you should try one and judge for yourself?...

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To Cool

Posted by on Sep 17, 2013 in News | 0 comments

Now this is how u do it….:) Coolest Boat launch ever

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Boat Smart Exam

Posted by on Aug 22, 2013 in Boat Safety Tips, News | 0 comments

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Lifejackets vs PFD’s

Posted by on Aug 14, 2013 in Boat Safety Tips | 0 comments

  Lifejackets: A Canadian approved standard lifejacket, when worn properly, is designed to turn an unconscious person from face down to face up in the water, allowing them to breathe. The standard lifejacket is keyhole style and comes in two sizes – one for people who weigh over 40 kg (90 lbs), and one for people who weigh less than 40 kg (90 lbs). Standard lifejackets must be orange, yellow or red, and have a whistle attached. Personal Flotation Devices (PFD’s): A Canadian approved PFD is designed to keep you afloat in the water. PFDs were designed for use in recreational boating and are generally smaller, less bulky and more comfortable than lifejackets. They have less flotation than lifejackets, and have limited turning capacity, but are available in a variety of styles and colours Inflatable PFD’s : An inflatable is a type of personal flotation device that either automatically inflates when immersed in water, or is inflated by the wearer using either an oral or manual inflation device.  Most inflatable PFDs use a carbon dioxide cartridge to inflate. Approved inflatable PFDs can be worn if you are 16 years or older and weigh more than 36 kilograms. Things to consider when choosing a flotation device Activities: Consider the water activities that you enjoy. Today there are PFD’s specially designed for various activities including pleasure boating, fishing, water skiing, tubing, kayaking, canoeing and rafting.  Note that inflatable lifejackets or PFD’s are not approved for some uses in Canada. Be sure to choose a PFD that meets your particular needs. Colour: PFD’s are available in many bright colours. The Canadian Coast Guard strongly recommends bright colours for better visibility. Size: Sizing is based on chest measurements for adults and weight for children — read the label for details.  Try the lifejacket or PFD on. It should fit snugly, with all the buckles, zippers and snaps done up, but still allow room to breathe and move around freely. Try walking and sitting in it too. Your PFD is too big if you can pull it over your ears, and too small if you cannot fasten all buckles and straps. Transport Canada Approved: Check the label to make sure the PFD or lifejacket is approved for use in Canada. Children’s flotation devices There are approved PFD’s and lifejackets designed especially for children. When you purchase a child’s approved flotation device, look for the following: Canadian approval labels detailing the appropriate chest size or weight A large collar for extra protection and support to the child’s head A grab strap on the collar Bright colours; yellow, orange or red are most easily seen Sturdy, rust-proof buckles and zipper Waist ties with snug-fitting drawstrings or elastic in front and back A safety strap that fastens between the legs to prevent the device from slipping over the child’s head Make sure that the approved flotation device is comfortable, yet snug. Do not buy a PFD or lifejacket that is too large in the hope that the child will grow into it. Remember that a PFD can never replace adult supervision. Keep your child within arms length at all times when in, on or around the water. After you have selected a flotation device for a child, we recommend that you attach reflective tape and a plastic...

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