900 Series South Bay Pontoons

South Bay Pontoons

One of the leading manufacturers of Pontoon Boats including Luxury Pontoons, Fishing Pontoons, and Family Pontoons.

We are a builder of luxury and performance Pontoons since 1998 and a division of Forest River Inc., which Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. acquired in August of 2005. We are proud to be a part of this prestigious group of companies.

  The History of South Bay Pontoons

Since 1998 we have built a successful foundation for South Bay Pontoons based on performance, luxury, and quality. This timeline shows the many milestones and achievements during our quest to be the best.


January 1998
Parent company Forest River Inc., one of the largest recreational products manufacturers in North America establishes the marine division.

May 2000
Pontoon & Deck Boat Magazine presents Forest River Marine with a “Best of Award”, the first of many.

August 2000
Forest River Marine sets the first of many pontoon speed records with an 80.8 mph run in Elkhart, Indiana.

April 2000
Forest River Marine breaks ground on a new 100,000 square foot facility with room for expansion on 50 acres.

July 2003
Industry veteran, Tom McCuddy, joins Forest River Inc. and compiles a team of experienced marine veterans. This team is charged with growing South Bay into a leading innovator in pontoons with the best quality control and customer service.

August 2005
Forest River Inc. is acquired by Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway company, allowing South Bay Pontoons to join such venerable brand names as Geico, Dairy Queen, The Pampered Chef, See’s Candies, Fruit of the Loom, Justin Brand Boots, Benjamin Moore & Co., Net Jets, & Helzberg Diamonds.

May 2006
Boating Life names the new 900 series “Best Breakout Boat” of 2006. The flagship model, 925CR Trifecta, becomes the most popular performance pontoon offered by South Bay Pontoons. Additionally, South Bay Pontoons doubled the production volume of Inboard/Outboard powered Trifecta boats in response to customer demand during the 2006 model year.<

June 2007
South Bay Pontoons forms their Specialty Products Division in response to customer requests for 10’ wide units, saltwater intercoastal, and personalized custom built units.

2010 and beyond
South Bay Pontoons will remain committed to continual product improvement as a means to provide the South Bay owner with a lifetime of enjoyment on the water.

Why Forest River Marine
NMMA CSI Award 2010

Why Forest River Marine?
At Forest River Marine we take great pride in building products that continually exceed our customer’s expectations, by combining superior construction, quality components and rich comfortable furnishings have made our products the best in the industry.

We remain committed!
Forest River Marine will remain committed to continual product improvement as a means to provide the South Bay owners with a lifetime of enjoyment on the water.


Excellence in Customer Satisfaction.
Forest River Marine is proud to be recognized by the NMMA (National Marine Manufacturers Association) for consecutive years as a recipient of the Marine Industry CSI Award.

Forest River Marine has achieved and maintained an independently measured standard of excellence in customer satisfaction.

This award demonstrates that Forest River Marine builds the highest quality products, and is focused on the needs and satisfaction of the customer by providing them with exceptional customer service and the best warrNational Marine Manufacturers Associatonanty in the industry.

Combining a luxury boat with high performance.
See South Bay Pontoons in action.The get up and go, pulling skiers and wake boarder, Rolling footage showcases the high performance of our boats.

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