June 21, 2010

Joe Thomas and his Premier pontoon boatHe's a world-class football player, a hunting and fishing machine, and a down-to-earth guy to boot. And now he's also a new owner of a Premier pontoon boat. Joe Thomas, the three-time Pro Bowl left tackle for the Cleveland Browns just couldn't resist the lure of a brand new pontoon boat from Premier Pontoons.

An avid outdoorsman, Joe co-hosts the television program Outdoors Ohio with fellow nature enthusiast D'Arcy Egan on Sportstime Ohio. Joe's love of all things outdoors was famously captured when he skipped the NFL Draft in 2007, electing instead to go with his dad on their annual fishing trip to Lake Michigan.

Joe Thomas   and his Premier  pontoon boatThe Outdoors Ohio guys do their fair share of fishing on all manner of boats, but Joe knew that a Premier pontoon boat would fit the bill for exactly what he had in mind: fishing, and lots of it.

Joe Thomas   and his Premier pontoon boatWe met Joe at the Cleveland Boat Show when he interviewed our salesman, Andrew, on board a 2010 Premier Cast-A-Way for Outdoors Ohio. Joe liked the boat so much that he decided to order his very own custom built Premier from Charles Mill Marina just a few weeks later.

Joe_Thomas_20Joe went with the 23' Cast-A-Way model from Premier with the 36” PTX Performance Center Tube. He powered the boat with a 115 horsepower Yamaha four-stroke outboard and loaded the boat up with options like a bow mounted Minnkota trolling motor with I-Pilot system, dual Lowrance GPS-Graphs, extra heavy duty ski tow bar, underdeck performance sheeting, console-controlled anchor winch and in-floor storage system.

Joe_Thomas_10Standard options on the boat included four fishing seats, privacy enclosure, 28 gallon fuel tank, dual livewells, trash can, paper towel holder, 11” Bimini top, Flexsteel 7-Star bow and helm chairs, premium sound system with four speakers and deluxe lockable rod locker. He elected to go with the moonrock vinyl with pewter accents, as well as the cayman carpet.

Joe knows boats, but even this Premier pontoon boat blew him out of the water. With Premier's 5 year bow-to-stern warranty on the boat and a lifetime guarantee on the marine grade deck, tubes, cross members, side panels, bimini frame and furniture frames, so Joe can rest easy knowing that he's backed up by the most quality-driven pontoon manufacturer in the industry.

We know Joe and his family will enjoy the quality and performance delivered by both Premier and by Yamaha. To see what Premier and Charles Mill Marina can do for you, head over to our online boat showroom.

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