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Crest Marine launches Balise Pontoon Boats

Crest Marine is to expand its range with the launch of a new, pontoon brand, Balise Pontoon Boats.

The aims of the new brand are to build the most luxurious and innovative pontoon boat on the market.

“The launch of the Balise brand is the culmination of nearly three years of careful consumer research, design, and engineering to redefine the way consumers experience on-water luxury and sophisticated entertainment,” said George Steinbarger, president of Crest Marine, a subsidiary of MasterCraft Boat Holdings.

“Jointly developed by a dedicated team of Crest Marine and MasterCraft professionals, we leveraged more than 120 years of combined premium boat building experience, design, and innovation to develop a brand whose single goal is to deliver a standard of elegance, performance, and quality not previously experienced in the pontoon segment.”

The Balise brand will initially launch with two models, the Horizon and Helix.

Both models are available in either 24 or 26ft lengths and can be outfitted with either a Cruise or Lounge layout configurations.

Each model is suitable for on-water entertainment with features including plush upholstery, wireless phone chargers, and RGB interior lights throughout.


Numerous upgrades will be available for both models including dual 12in screens at the helm, dual windshields, underwater lighting, diving board, and a user-friendly low-profile ladder.

And in what is believed to be an industry-first, Balise is introducing an in-water power cooler to automatically brings a cooler down to water level while anchored to enhance the in-water entertainment experience.

Balise has partnered with Mercury Marine to be the exclusive outboard engine supplier.

The Helix and Horizon models come equipped with a base Mercury 5.7L V10 350 Verado, and the choice to upgrade to a Mercury 5.7L V10 400hp Verado or Mercury Racing 4.8L V8 Supercharged 500R.

“I have been in the boating industry for more than 40 years, and in that time, I have never seen a brand put so much attention into every detail as I have with Balise,” said Rick Skinner, director of sales and marketing.

“Every design element, feature, and innovation tell a story, and were born from our singular focus to elevate every aspect of the consumers’ boating experience.”


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