Pontoon builder Barletta’s new, 146,000-square-foot facility is scheduled to open by the end of April, the company announced in a statement. With the new operation, Barletta can more than double its output.
Located on the company’s 37-acre campus in Bristol, Ind., the facility includes 19,000 square feet of office space.
“Starting a pontoon boat company, especially in a crowded market, is such a monumental task,” company president and founder Bill Fenech said. “When we sat down as a team to map out this company’s future, where we are today is exactly what we envisioned: a great company with great people building great products.”
Barletta has been building boats in its original, 110,000-square-foot facility. Assembly operations will move to the new facility, while fabrication and welding will expand throughout the current production plant.
“This new capacity to build Barlettas couldn’t come at a better time,” said vice president of sales Jeff Haradine. “Even before the outdoor recreation surge as a result of Covid-19, our dealers and our Barletta buyers were pushing for more product.”