Premier Pontoons Earns Standard of Excellence Award

The National Marine Manufacturers Association named Premier pontoons the recipient of the Customer Satisfaction Index Award for achieving exemplary customer satisfaction scores. 

Big Lake, Minn. February 22, 2024 – Premier Marine recently received the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) Award during the Discovery Boating Miami International Boat Show this past weekend in Miami, Florida. Premier earned the award by scoring 90 percent or higher in customer satisfaction by customers who purchased a new pontoon during the period between January 1, 2023 and December 31, 2023.

The CSI score measures customer satisfaction on several fronts including product satisfaction, sales experience, delivery, service after the sale, and overall product quality. To qualify for the award, Premier had to survey all new pontoon purchases during the time frame. 

“Everything starts and ends with the customer,” said Chris Carlson, owner and CEO of Premier Marine. “If they’re not satisfied, we’re not doing our job. Earning this award is about more than just having a great boat…it’s providing exceptional customer service every step of the way. I’m very proud of our team and our entire dealer network.”

Premier was one of just a handful of pontoon brands to earn the exceptional level of excellence from theNMMA.

“We applaud these boat and engine manufacturers,” said Robert Newsome, senior vice president of operations for NMMA. “Creating an exceptional journey and product to ensure an outstanding experience creates a life-long love of boating for boaters worldwide.”

Premier’s commitment to providing an exceptional customer experience has intensified even further with the company’s recent introduction of its 2024 lineup. Over 70% of the line has been completely redesigned for even greater customer satisfaction. In addition, the company has introduced new customer focused innovations including the award-winning Troll & Stow that is poised to completely revolutionize trolling motor systems across the industry.

To learn more and see everything Premier has to offer for 2024 visit the Premier website at or find your local Premier dealer at


About Premier Marine 

Premier Marine, LLC is a manufacturer of luxury performance pontoon boats under the Premier brand. Premier Marine holds numerous patents and trademarks on manufacturing elements such as the Premier Ricochet Ladder System and the PTXTechnology performance package. The 30-year-old company sells its pontoons through boat dealers located throughout the United States and Canada. Premier Marine is headquartered in Big Lake, Minnesota and owned by Envision Company located in Elk River, Minnesota. 



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