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Premier Marine adds self-retracting ladder on 2016 models

Pontoon manufacturer Premier Marine introduced the Ricochet self-retracting ladder.

Pontoon manufacturer Premier Marine introduced the Ricochet self-retracting ladder.

“This ladder is one of Premier’s proudest accomplishments,” Premier product development manager Dave Grovender said in a statement. “Our ladder truly solves a real inconvenience when spending time with family and friends on the water. The mechanical design is so simple, yet so effective.”

While the boat is in motion the patent-pending Ricochet Ladder System’s gas springs automatically pull the ladder to a safe, retracted position without input from anyone on the boat.

The Ricochet is among three new features that Premier introduced in its 2016 models.

Other innovations include the first triple engines and the first 42-inch PTXTM package — both found on the new Dodici model.

“Innovation has always been woven into our fabric here at Premier,” company president Lori Melbostad said. “We’re not looking to reinvent the way boaters enjoy the water. We’re just hoping to make it a little easier — and a little more fun.”

Click here to watch the Ricochet ladder in action.

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