Pontoon manufacturer Premier Marine has announced the introduction of their newest walk-on upper deck model for 2016, the Escalante.

“This model is the ultimate pontoon for families who love to entertain and take advantage of
everything boating has to offer,” says Premier president Lori Melbostad. “The stairs leads to the
center of the upper deck where there’s a slide, two lounge couches, and the best views on the

The stairway of the 10-foot-wide 310 Escalante is incorporated into the patent pending StairwayPremier-Escalante_3-stairs
Galley, that features a full door with a hard-sided bathroom/changing room, refrigerator, wine cooler and sink. The curved steps are enhanced with Tesselation stone flooring and safety lighting. Standard features include a 36-inch PTX™ performance package, Marine Audio stereo
and speakers, Seagrass flooring on the upper and lower decks, patent pending Duro rails and new graphics, and a Heritage 10-Star chair and refrigerated cup holder at the helm.

“I think the Escalante takes comfort and easy living to the next level,” Melbostad says “It’s got all the seating, storage and convenient, luxury features to make the adults happy, along with that slide that’s just irresistible to kids of all ages.”

Premier Marine employs more than 200 workers to design, build and market 94 models of luxury pontoons among the Premier, Palm Beach, Weeres and Leisure brands. The 24-year-old, family-owned and -operated company sells its pontoons through boat dealers located throughout the United States and Canada. Premier is headquartered in Wyoming, Minn.  For more information visit www.pontoons.com

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Brad Roberts
Brad grew up at the family cottage on Lake Simcoe using both powerboats and sailboats. A veteran journalist with large national daily newspapers, outdoor interest magazines, and syndicated television shows, Brad has entertained and educated readers for over 25 years with his unique family-inclusive perspective. His favorite pastime is teaching others to use their boats to access the freedom and beauty of a Life Afloat. Brad, his wife, and their three daughters have traveled and boated all over North America and the Caribbean, but choose to keep their "floating home" on the fresh waters of Central Ontario.