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Meet the team with a deep passion for boating.

Meet the one and only Vanderbilt.

Marathon Boat Group (MBG) was started by people with a passion and commitment to building the highest quality, most innovative boats on the water. More than 75 years later, that commitment remains strong and is carried on by Vanderbilt — quite possibly the most advanced, luxurious, sporty and highly engineered luxury pontoon on the water today.

MBG is privately owned and operated out of a 50,000 square-foot manufacturing facility located in Marathon, N.Y. The company’s brand image is defined by its reputation for innovation and quality.

Vanderbilt Luxury Pontoons LLC. currently sells boats in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia through an established network of numerous dealer locations.

A tradition of excellence that dates back to 1945

Key milestones in our history:


The company produces its very first aluminum canoe — a Grumman 13-footer


Relocation from Bethpage, NV to Marathon NY.


Marathon designs the largest aluminum boat in its history – 22′ 3″ wonder, built for the Great Lakes.


Company sells Grumman boat and canoe division to Outboard Marine Corporation of Illinois.


The new owners made the first pontoon.


Altair Investments Inc. acquires Marathon Boat Group, LLC (MBG).


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. More than 75 years of high-quality craftsmanship. Welcome to Vanderbilt.

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