Angler Receives Innovation Award



In the pontoon category, Premier received the 2023 Minneapolis Innovation Award presented by NMMA and Boating Writers International during the Sneak Preview event on January 18 at the Discover Boating® Minneapolis Boat Show.

Big Lake, Minn. January 20, 2023 – Winning the Innovation Award was the all-new Sunsation Angler pontoon featuring dual sport versatility. Designed for recreation at the front and purposeful fishing in the back. Bow port and starboard loungers and a mid-ship couch give families everything they need to cruise and relax, while the stern features a fishing layout with everything the angler needs, making this the perfect option for those looking for something for everyone.   


The stern features two fishing chairs, with the option to add a third and provides ample space to move around. The new angler station comes complete with a large livewell; designated baitwell; six rod holders; tackle storage with three tackle boxes; ruler; tackle and tool holders; cupholders; and a storage drawer. Every attribute was intentional with the angler’s needs in mind.  


What really sets this pontoon apart is direct access to the water with our patent-pending Open Water Panels on both the port and starboard sides as well as the aft. With the simple lift of a lever, anglers can swing open the rear side panels, locking them into place on the outside of the pontoon, keeping the inside free of clutter while giving anglers the feeling of being on the deck of a bass boat. Meanwhile, the rest of the family is lounging and entertaining up front. Sitting on top of the purposeful center tube shape of our PTX™ Technology, the Sunsation Angler is the perfect way to bring the whole family on the water, with options for everyone and the performance you expect from Premier.



In the NMMA Press Release, Judge Brady Kay noted, “Designed to open access to the water for anglers, the Open Water Panels fold away for a layout all boaters will appreciate. Combine the panels with a unique stern fishing station and you have a truly great fishing setup.”


Read the full press release from NMMA:


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