Harris FloteBote Review

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Harris Flotebotes pontoons are designed for pleasure and leisure, best suited for day outings or fishing. The company focuses on style and comfort in their boat design and has led in technological advances in many areas. For example, Harris Flotebotes invented a “Dolphin” nose cone that eliminated the need for splash fins and was the first company to use aluminum anodizing to prevent corrosion.

Harris FloteBote Marine was founded in 1957 and was one of the first American companies to manufacture pontoon boats. In 1983, the company purchased Kayot Corporation and became the manufacturer of Kayot deckboats. In 2005, the Brunswick Boat Group acquired Harris FloteBote Marine, and they now manufacture more pleasure boats than any other company in the world.

Pricing

New Harris Flotebotes range from $20,000 to $70,000, while used models start at $15,000. Significantly older models can be found for less.

Pros

  • Harris Flotebotes are equipped with comfort and pleasure features in every model, like ample storage space, plenty of seating capacity, changing rooms, cup holders, wastebaskets, and MP3 jacks.
  • Sterndrive propulsion on pontoon boats was another innovation by the Harris company.
  • Harris models are widely regarded as sleek and stylish.
  • The boats have been Marine Industry Certified.
  • Harris Flotebotes received the National Marine Manufacturers Association Customer Service Index Award eight years in a row, and a J.D. Power and Associates customer satisfaction award for pontoon boats.

Cons

  • Buyers looking primarily for speed may be disappointed that the top speed for some models is 25 miles per hour.
  • Harris Flotebotes are not designed for river use, and are best suited to open water such as lakes.
  • The motor has been reported by some owners to work best in summer conditions.
  • The variety of luxury accessories, such as a grill, speakers, and pop-out footrests, can add to the purchase expense.

Featured Models

Super Sunliner LTD 200

Super Sunliner LTD 220

Grand Mariner 220

Super Sunliner 230

Fisherman 230

Super Sunliner LTD 240

Royal Heritage 230

Crowne 230

Grand Mariner 240

Grand Mariner 230 SE

Grand Mariner 230 SEL

Super Sunliner LX 250

Royal Heritage 250

Crowne 250

Grand Mariner 250

Royal Heritage 270

Sunliner 180

Sunliner 200

Sunliner 220

Sunliner 240

Fisherman 180

Super Sunliner 200

Super Sunliner 220

Super Sunliner 240

Classic 220

Classic 240

Conclusion

The Harris FloteBote company has an established history of customer satisfaction and industry innovation. Owners say newer models have a lot of storage space, making them well-suited for pleasure boaters planning to use the craft for long day or frequent trips. Buyers who wish to customize their pontoon with additional amenities will find Harris Floteboat a good option.


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