SkipperBud’s to carry Barletta pontoon boats

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SkipperBud’s Boating Super Center has agreed to sell Barletta Pontoon Boats at its network of 17 dealers throughout the Midwest.

“When we were approached by Barletta Pontoon Boats to discuss the possibility of carrying their line, we were immediately intrigued,” said Mike Pretasky, Jr., president of SkipperBud’s in a statement. “Everything about the company was a concept—they hadn’t even produced one pontoon boat—but there was a buzz in the air about their entry into the industry. After meeting with their team, we knew almost immediately that they were different, and we wanted to be part of that.”

Barletta launched in January by RV industry veteran Bill Fenech and made an immediate impact, winning a 2018 National Marine Manufacturers Association Innovation Award.

“What can I say about SkipperBud’s that probably hasn’t already been said,” said Fenech. “They are exactly the type of dealership that we are committed to partnering with. They invest in their business, they invest in their people, and ultimately, they take care of the customer the way we would take care of the customer. We couldn’t be more excited to be partnered with the team at SkipperBud’s. We’re going to do great things together.”


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