Manitou receives additional protection patent

Published online: Jun 20, 2012 News
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In May, Triton Industries was issued a United States patent (U.S. Pat. No. 8,186,291), giving additional protection to its revolutionary V-toon style pontoon boat. This expanded patent protection was issued nearly a year to the day after the original patent. The original patent covered pontoon hulls having a center tube that was lower than two inches compared to the outside tubes. The new patent covers pontoon hulls with any difference in depth between the center tube and the outside tubes.

This newly broadened patent covers the company's high performance pontoon boats with handling characteristics that replicate those of an exceptional V-hull. One of the features encompassed in the patent is the differential depth between the inner and outer pontoon tubes creating a sufficient amount of deadrise to allow for traditional V-hull handling. Another key component of the invention is the inclusion of hull features to enhance the planing, performance and efficiency of the craft. Manitou has been at the cutting edge of performance pontoon boats since the introduction of this product.

Within the Manitou lineup, all SHP models and all VP models are covered under this patent. The SHP models are the higher-performing hulls and can achieve speeds over 50 mph. The VP models are limited to 150hp and can achieve speeds over 40 mph. To learn more about Manitou Boats and information on V-Toon Technology visit www.manitouboats.com.

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