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Premier Marine debuts 2016 models at dealer meeting

Pontoon manufacturer Premier Marine introduced five new models at its recent dealer meeting.

Pontoon manufacturer Premier Marine introduced five new models at its recent dealer meeting.

Seventy models were on display for more than 450 attendees, including the Velocity, Escalante, Encounter, Dodici and SunSation Echo RF, which are new for model year 2016.

“Our biggest and best dealer meeting ever was a resounding success,” Premier president Lori Melbostad said in a statement. “It was a high-energy weekend that made our staff proud to know that we have such a loyal network of dealers who were so excited to see what Premier has in store for 2016.”

The Premier Marine Dealer Meeting and 2016 Product Showcase — covering the Premier, Palm Beach, Weeres and Leisure pontoon brands — was held Aug. 2-4 at Treasure Island Resort and Casino in Red Wing, Minn.

In other news, the company said it hired Steve Harbaugh as a new regional sales representative for the Weeres brand.

“Steve comes to us with a wealth of marine-industry sales experience,” Premier national sales manager Randy Stambaugh said in a statement. “He’ll be an exceptional addition to the Premier Marine family.”

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