Pontoon Industry Icon Fred Cotey Dies

Published in the October 2012 Issue Published online: Oct 12, 2012
Viewed 196 time(s)

Fred Cotey, an icon in the marine industry who helped develop changes in pontoon design, performance, safety standards and engineering, recently passed away.

"Fred's vision and work within the industry will be greatly missed, but the standards he set will carry on to future generations of boaters," says Bob Menne, president of Premier Marine. "He was a true ambassador of boating."

Cotey had a vast career in the marine industry and worked for Luger Boats, HydroStream and Forester Boats before moving to Premier Marine in 1992.

At Premier, Cotey spearheaded the development of the PTX performance package to accommodate the power and size of sterndrive engines in pontoons. In 1994 Premier introduced the PTX package to the outboard market, setting the standard for performance, handling and ride across the industry.

 

You May Also Be Interested In...

March 30, 2015

Larson Escape 25 TTT Triple DC

You can get a feel for the high-end quality when you first take a glance at this Escape pontoon, but you can’t truly appreciate the attention to detail until you spend some time onboard.
March 27, 2015

Spring Boat Preparation

Getting the boat ready for the season is a lot like getting the boat ready to sell. You want it to look good and operate without any problems.
March 26, 2015

Rapala's got the hot bait for that cold water

Cold weather got you down? Do you have the urge to go fishing, but afraid that the fish ain't gonna bite? Rapala's got your back.
March 25, 2015

Pelican ProGear: PDB TESTED No. 163

The Sport Wallet from Pelican allows you to keep just the essentials with you when boating.
March 24, 2015

Double Whammy of accolades for BRP and Evinrude

At the 2015 Miami International Boat Show, BRP and Evinrude showcased their alternative fuel biobutanol and were awarded the NMMA 2015 Innovation Award.
Follow us on Facebook!  Follow us on Instagram!  Follow us on Twitter!  Follow us on YouTube!