One of the finest brands of aluminium pontoon boats in the US, Misty Harbor, is now celebrating their first anniversary in the Australian market.
Aluminium pontoon boats appeal to a very astute group of boat owners. After all, this is a boating style where family comfort and entertainment value rate well ahead of being the fastest across the lake.
The full line up of Misty Harbor pontoon boats is available through a small but select network of authorised dealers. Boasting a range of 41 models, there is a Misty Harbor model available that will suit every Aussie application.
Australian importer and distributor David Fraser is the sole authorised entity representing Misty Harbor in the Australian market. “We thoroughly researched the pontoon boat manufacturers in the US and carefully matched our supplier to the needs of the Australian market,” David Fraser said.
“While there is any number of pontoon boat brands manufactured in the US, we insisted on introducing a quality company with a proven product. Misty Harbor fits the bill perfectly.”
The Misty Harbor range commences at a compact 4.3m (14’) and stretches all the way up to 7.62m (25’). Whether the need is fishing, an on water entertainer, BBQ boat or an all-rounder that will tow the kids on a tube, there is a Misty Harbor model that will do the job fabulously well.
All of the Misty Harbor boats are manufactured in the US and are shipped to Australia for assembly and commissioning prior to delivery to the customer. Understandably, the pontoons on these boats are subjected to rigorous standards during the manufacturing process.
All seams on the aluminium pontoons are fully welded. Each tube has three fully baffled chambers to ensure the utmost in integrity and safety. And for total peace of mind, all tubes are pressure tested at the factory to ensure absolute integrity and reliability.
In the Australian market, pontoon boats are growing in popularity on inland waterways and coastal estuaries and inlets. These are boats that excel at places like the Broadwater, Eildon and the like.
Families with waterfront properties find the pontoon boat to be the perfect boat to have tied to the jetty.
An ideal day for the owner of a pontoon boat begins with a short walk from the house to the Misty Harbor pontoon boat. A cooler topped off with drinks and food will keep everyone on board happy for the day.
With the mooring lines slipped, the pontoon boat is away to cruise to the best fishing or BBQ destination. The stability of the pontoon boat needs to be experienced to be believed. These boats have the get up and go to plane if required, or if serenity is the order of the day, the pontoon hull glides calmly and quietly through the water.
When it’s time to drop anchor or nudge up to a sandy beach, the Misty Harbor boat becomes an expansive, yet comfortable outdoor entertainment area for the day.
With so much room on board, there’s plenty of space for everyone to pursue their own activities…. fishing, conversation, a swim or a BBQ lunch.
After a year in the Australian market, David Fraser is more than happy with the acceptance of the Misty Harbor brand and the boats themselves.
“This is a boat which appeals to a specific and discerning market,” David said.
“Our initial group of 2010 customers are all very satisfied owners, enjoying their Misty harbor pontoon boat and spreading the good word on their boating experience.”
Misty Harbor pontoon boats are available in Australia from BL Marine in Melbourne, Tweed Coast Marine at Tweed Heads and Bribie Boat Sales north of Brisbane.