Our Company

Tradition begins with the family

We’re not just boat builders. We’re boaters, just like you. For five generations and counting, our family has been dedicated to sharing the wonder of boating by creating the finest watercraft that money can buy. That’s really all there is to it. 

Each year we put this heritage on the line with great new lineups that build on the core values that have guided our company from the very beginning – to build innovative, high quality boats that families can afford, and back them with the best warranty and the best customer service there is.

While many boat companies sell pontoon boats today Sylvan has been building them since the company was founded, back in 1948. Today, Sylvan retains its leadership position as one of the most innovative pontoon builders in the world. We were the first manufacturer to offer pontoon boats with colored side panels, and we pioneered the development of high performance pontoons that deliver the exhilarating acceleration and handling that define this segment today. Our game-changing RPT tubes, short for Revolutionary Planing Technology, redefined pontoon performance when they were introduced in 2006, and remain the foundation of our top-performing boats. From improvements in furniture design to growing electronic integration, our history is one of constant innovation, and that only results from spending time on the water.

While our designs have changed and evolved over the years, what has remained constant is the painstaking care and meticulous attention to detail that goes into crafting every single one of our boats. Many of our more than 700 employees have been with us for 30 years or more, and their skill and craftsmanship is unmatched in the industry.  

We love boating, and we want to share it with the world. That is our commitment. That is our heritage.