(Bristol, Indiana, USA, Monday, April 22, 2019)
Bristol, IN --Barletta Pontoon Boats, located in Bristol, IN, and Grace Marine located in LeClaire, IA, have agreed
to partner together to make the dream of Barletta Pontoon Boat ownership a reality in “The Hawkeye State.”
Family owned and operated for the last 35 years, Grace Marine has become a leader in the Quad City area,
Iowa, Illinois, and the midwest. The team at Grace Marine understands that sometimes it can be hard to find
the time to get away to the water. That last thing you want to worry about once you get there is the boat and
all the things that go into a day on the water. Grace Marine is focused on making your time on the water as
hassle-free as it can possibly be by selling great boats with reliable motors, and standing behind you in case
something goes awry.
Barletta Pontoon Boats has assembled, and continues to assemble, an impressive network of exceptional
dealers around the country. Grace Marine is no exception. The Barletta team brings a unique customerfocused/
dealer-centric approach that has been widely embraced as a breath of ”fresh air”to the marine
“I have been in the marine industry for 40 years and have dealt with a ton of other manufacturers,” stated
Carl Hoyt, Sr., owner of Grace Marine. “Barletta Pontoon Boats, by far, is the best parts and customer service
department I have ever dealt with. And because they take care of me and my team, I can in turn take care of
my customers better and faster, getting them back on the water as soon as possible.”
“Even if you are fortunate enough to live on the water, there’s a lot that goes into a day of boating,” stated Jeff
Haradine, VP of Sales at Barletta Pontoon Boats. “Carl’s team at Grace Marine gets that. And they understand
that when you can finally make time to get to the water, the last thing you want is to be standing on shore.
One of the many reasons we are excited to partner with Grace Marine is because of their passionate approach
to the customer experience.”
“As we built our customer experience team over the past several months, one of our focuses is to try and
limit the time off the water for our owners,” continued Bill Fenech, President & Co-Owner of Barletta Pontoon
Boats. “Even with some of the most robust quality controls in the industry, and with a completely independent
white-glove inspection process, things happen. It’s how we respond to those things, though, that is important.
Our team takes pride in it’s ability to respond quickly and accurately to our dealers needs. Carl’s comments tell
me we are doing the right thing - and we’ll continue to do the right thing and improve as our business grows
and matures. Their passion for all things boating is inspiring - we are proud to be partnered with the team at
Grace Marine and are excited for their future with Barletta.”
About Barletta Pontoon Boats: Offering a customer-focused/dealer-centric approach, Barletta Pontoon Boats brings a unique
approach to the marine industry. Barletta is partnered with Mercury Outboards and Yamaha Outboards. To learn more about
Barletta Pontoon Boats, visit www.BarlettaPontoonBoats.com or get engaged with us on social media.