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Australian boaters are catching on to the pontoon trend, according to Mercury Marine.

Australian boaters are catching on to the pontoon trend, according to Mercury Marine.

“We’re seeing it in our sales and there’s been a real increase in the interest pontoon boats are receiving at boat shows,” Paul Eade, owner of Eade’s Xtreme Marine in Echuca, said in a statement.

Xtreme Marine is a national distributor for Harris pontoons, another brand under the Brunswick Corp. umbrella, as Mercury is.

“The thing about pontoons is that they are incredibly versatile and maneuverable,” Eade said. “With them being new to our market, once you get people experiencing the ride out on the water, they’re quickly converted. Even hardcore traditional boaties are blown away, especially when they realize they’re good for salt and fresh water.”

Eade is helping to lead Australia’s pontoon push and says his customers are starting to take notice and are requesting the Harris/Mercury boat package.

Brunswick released this recent video to promote the pontoon’s growth Down Under.

“I recommended Verados for my last two pontoons, which provide the power you need for skiing and are ultra-smooth and ultra-quiet, which is ideal when you’ve got friends and family aboard for a cruise,” Eade said.

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