Vanderbilt to Build its Luxury Pontoons in Indiana

April 2022 News

Vanderbilt Luxury Pontoons LLC – a subsidiary of Marathon Acquisitions – has formed its own LLC and is moving production to a facility in Fort Wayne, Ind. Operating under its own corporate structure of the LLC, Vanderbilt has also assembled an elite management team to move the company forward.

Vanderbilt is focused on developing and producing its 700 Series, a 27- foot twin engine luxury pontoon available in several configurations. The company has focused on bringing a top-of-its-class, luxury pontoon to the market, without compromising space, styling or performance. Also in development is a new single engine 500 Series model.

The assembled management team consists of General Manager Tavid Markarian; Vice President of Commercial Sales & Marketing David Hegel; Vice President of Finance Davis Deane; Supply Chain Manager Al Goeglein; Senior Design Engineer Rachel Parteko; and Plant Manager Chase Oldsen.

The team brings vast experience from multiple industries including marine, specifically in the pontoon segment to Vanderbilt. “Vanderbilt, and the excitement behind our future, is what drives me,” said Markarian. “We’ve assembled a well-respected team, and we’re currently working on new model development and dealer representation that accurately reflects our brand. While still being under the Marathon Acquisitions umbrella, the freedom of our own LLC and production facility brings us will allow us to launch Vanderbilt into the luxury pontoon market effectively.”

The company currently has dealers in place in South Carolina, Alabama, Kentucky and Tennessee. Vanderbilt carries on the 75-year history shared with sister company Marathon Boat Group by selling boats in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia through an established network of dealer locations. For more information on Vanderbilt Luxury Pontoons, visit

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