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Sylvan Pontoon Boat Factory Tour

by on ‎09-22-2011 02:14




This exclusive video gives you a first-hand look at the pontoon boat manufacturing process at the Smokercraft Headquarters in New Paris, IN.  From the initial rolling of the pontoon tubes to the final detailing of the boat, this clip highlights the entire construction of a Sylvan pontoon watercraft.  Pair this well-made boat with an E-TEC outboard on the back, and you'll be having fun with the whole family in no time! 


on ‎09-22-2011 04:17

That factory is a far cry from when Mr. Cripe started Sylvan Pontoons in Wolcottville, Indiana back in the '50's. The work area was like a large carport.  As a kid while visiting my grandparents I would stop by and watch the craftsman fabricate the "logs" and build the boats one at a time. The company was named for Sylvan Lake which was in nearby Kendallville.