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Winnebago’s Barletta Pontoon Boats Wins Innovation Award

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Barletta Pontoon Boats, a wholly owned subsidiary of Winnebago Industries, has been recognized with the 2024 Discover Boating Minneapolis Boat Show’s Innovation Award by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and Boating Writers International (BWI) for its center-mounted twin-engine pontoon boat.

“At Barletta, we’re committed to leveraging consumer insights to deliver game-changing innovation that drives the marine industry forward,” said Jeff Haradine, president of Barletta. “The new twin-engine pontoon will provide boaters with enhanced performance on the water and deliver a safer experience when swimming. We are honored to receive the Innovation Award, and thank the Minneapolis Boat Show, NMMA and BWI for this recognition.”

Initially available on Lusso 25 Ultra-Lounge and Meridian floorplans for the 2024 model year, the two engines are mounted in the center of the transom, a meaningful departure from the industry standard in the pontoon boat segment, where twin engines are typically mounted on the outer tubes. Barletta will offer engines in 350 and 400 horsepower options. The boat is rated for 450 horsepower max per engine, for a total power configuration of 900 horsepower.

Barletta said it is committed to redefining the pontoon segment with pioneering, family-focused marine products. This is the third Innovation Award win in the pontoon category for Barletta since its founding six years ago.

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