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65 Harrison Street

Gloversville, New York 12078


PHONE: 518 773 9400

FAX: 518 725 4910







Contacts:      David Karpinski                                                   Mary Swetits

                     Taylor Made Products                                         Rhodes Communications

                     +1 518 773 9400                                                   +1 757 451 0602

                     dkarpinski@taylormadeproducts.com                      mswetits@rhodescomm.com

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GLOVERSVILLE, N.Y. Ð February 6, 2008 Ð Taylor Made Products has introduced three new canvas products to their growing line of pontoon accessories.

Text Box: Pontoon EnclosureThe Pontoon Top Shade mounts to the front end of the boat and provides a quick and easy way to gain additional shade while protecting vinyl seating from the sunÕs harmful UV rays as well as dirt, debris, wind and moisture. It fastens to the existing front bow of the bimini or hard top and extends down to the playpen area. Secured by adjustable straps and quick release buckles for fast, simple installation, the shade folds down easily for compact storage.

Available in nine colors and sizes to accommodate boats up to 102 inches in width, the Pontoon Top Shade provides up to 12 feet of coverage.

The new Pontoon Enclosure fits securely over the bow area of any pontoon boat, offering extended comfort and convenience while enjoying a day on the water or relaxing at the dock. It is constructed of durable, fire-retardant polyester fabric, features a zippered entryway, mesh windows and is supported by a shock-corded fiberglass pole framework. Manufactured in sizes to fit both 96-inch- and 102-inch-wide boats, the enclosure is designed to be compatible with an existing bimini or canvas top. It measures approximately 56 inches deep by 74 inches tall, varying slightly depending on beam and rail height.

Offered in multiple colors to best match any existing bimini or canvas, the kit comes complete with enclosure, frame, marine-grade hardware, storage bag and instructions.

Taylor Made Products has also developed a support system for pontoon boat covers. Consisting of two adjustable support poles, polypropylene webbing, adjuster buckles and molded hooks, the system installs easily to shape the boat cover and prevent water from pocketing.

Constructed of bright-dip anodized metal, the support poles feature ends that snap into place. The webbing is 60 feet long and one inch thick. The adjuster buckles have a quick-release mechanism and the injection-molded hooks attach to the decking to provide a sturdy, secure fit.

ÒCanvas shades and enclosures made specifically for pontoon boats are in high demand,Ó said Dave Karpinski, vice president of marketing, Taylor Made Products. ÒThe pontoon sector is one of our fastest-growing markets right now, and our customers want accessories created to fit the boatÕs unique dimensions.Ó

Taylor Made Products, a member of the Taylor Made Group, Inc.¨, is one of the largest and most innovative suppliers of marine aftermarket products, including buoys, fenders, boat covers, bimini tops, dock products, flags, pennants and hardware.

Headquartered in Gloversville, N.Y., the Taylor Made Group, Inc. has 100 years of experience as one of the recreational marine industryÕs largest, most diversified suppliers to boatbuilders and the aftermarket. The Taylor Made Group includes Taylor Made Products, Taylor Made Systems, Taylorbrite LLC, Taylor Made Glass Systems, Taylor Made Overseas LLC, Trend Marine Products Ltd. and WaterBonnet Mfg., Inc. The Group operates 14 facilities in the United States, the Republic of Ireland, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and Mexico. Employing more than 1,500 associates, its products are distributed through a worldwide distribution network.

For sales inquiries, contact Taylor Made Products by phone, +1 518 773 9400, or by e-mail, customercare@taylormadeproducts.com. Visit our Website at www.taylormadeproducts.com.



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