Meet the team with a deep passion for boating.
Meet the one and only Vanderbilt.
Vanderbilt Luxury Pontoons was started by people with a passion and commitment to building the highest quality, most innovative boats on the water. That commitment remains strong and is carried on as quite possibly the most advanced, luxurious, sporty and highly engineered luxury pontoon on the water today.
Vanderbilt Luxury Pontoons is privately owned and operated out of a 50,000 square-foot manufacturing facility located in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The company’s brand image is defined by its reputation for innovation and quality.
Vanderbilt Luxury Pontoons LLC. currently sells boats in the Upper Mid-West, SW, Eastern & Southern United States.
Grumman produces its very first aluminum canoe — a Grumman 13-footer
Relocation from Bethpage, NY to Marathon NY.
Marathon Boat Group designs the largest aluminum boat in its history – 22′ 3″ Grumman “Wonder”, built for the Great Lakes.
Company sells Grumman boat and canoe division to Outboard Marine Corporation of Illinois. (Johnson & Evinrude)
The new owners make the first Grumman pontoon.
Altair Investments Inc. acquires Marathon Boat Group, LLC (MBG). MBG builds the first Vanderbilt Pontoon.
Vanderbilt Luxury Pontoons forms its own Company, Vanderbilt Luxury Pontoons LLC, and moves all Vanderbilt Operations to Fort Wayne, Indiana.
VANDERBILT IS BOATING, REIMAGINED.
We set out to build a better boat and asked ourselves, “what if we could stretch the limits of boat design in every sense of the word?”
A sleek twin-engine design allows increased maneuverability over a single powerful engine with added redundancy. And unlike most twin-engine configurations, there is no loss in the number of people it can hold thanks to the added buoyancy of the center tube.
Best-in-class chassis construction delivers unmatched strength and durability and the smoothest under deck surface for greater control on the water. Purposefully engineered features enable smarter boarding and docking. A one-of-a-kind aft cockpit extends past the engine transom adding up to six feet of extra space. And a rear arrangement features the world’s first hybrid lounge/bar in the industry.
Bold engineering. Smart and sophisticated design. Smooth yet exhilarating performance. With more than 150 years of boating business experience on the VLP Management Team, we have taken the best ideas in the marine business to create the most interesting pontoon on the market. Welcome to Vanderbilt.