Harris Boats unveils new RPM Technology for improved speed, performance and comfort

Harris New RPN Tech

Nov 21, 2023

Harris Boats, a leading luxury pontoon manufacturer, announced the launch of its new pontoon platform technology – RPM Technology – developed to enhance Ride, Performance and Maneuverability across Harris’ lineup. This innovation marks a bold step forward for pontoons and enabling the Harris fleet to provide faster acceleration, higher top speed, decreased vibration, enhanced handling and control, added strength and stability, and optimized manufacturing efficiency when tested against top competitors.
“We are always looking for new ways to elevate our customers on-water experience, and after extensive testing, we feel confident the RPM Technology delivers on this goal,” said Brian Athmer, President, Harris Boats. “This project is two years in the making and involved significant collaboration between our naval architects and design engineers, as well as the noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH) team. Not only will our customers immediately feel the difference, but the improvements streamlined operational efficiency and were coupled with enhanced factory automation.”
Historically, Harris pontoons have been built on multiple different chassis with multiple tube options and configurations. The launch of the new RPM Technology greatly simplifies the production process, but most importantly boosts on-water performance, stability, and control.
Specific enhancements customers can expect are:
·         35% less vibration at helm
·         5–10% higher top speed compared to previous models
·         10% faster acceleration in 0-30MPH time
·         10% more fuel efficiency* 
·         More speed under load; holding an additional 53% more speed under max load
The RPM Technology platform underwent extensive testing to validate the improvements, and far surpassed any other testing Harris has performed previously.
Harris’ model year 2024 lineup will come standard with the new RPM Technology and will be available across its dealer network. To learn more about Harris’ RPM Technology, visit harrisboats.com/craftsmanship.

Related Articles

Canada’s Marine Retailers Band Together to Form New Canadian Marine Retailers Association


The provincial marine associations from across the country, collectively representing over 80,000 jobs and $9.2B in national annual economic impact, announced the formation of a new national association whose mandate will be to represent the interests of recreational boating including recreational boat retailing and brokering, boat and engine & trailer sales, accessories, slip rentals, service, storage, fuel sales and more. Headquartered in Penetanguishene, Ontario, the newly formed Canadian Marine Retailers Association (CMRA) will focus on national issues facing the sector.

“The formation of a national voice to address the many aspects of our sector that affect the jobs and lives of Canadians from coast to coast is something many of our provincial associations have been calling for, for years,” says Brett Ramsey, President of Boating Ontario. “This is a positive step to ensuring issues facing our sector are represented to decisionmakers in the federal government.” READ MORE

Need to Catch up on News This Week?

Every Tuesday we publish a fresh Digest with informative articles pertaining to the Canadian boating and marine industry. Stay up to date with the latest products, research and industry developments.

Missed an Issue of Boating Industry Canada News Week? If you’re looking for a specific issue, or simply want to catch up on previous issues, check out our Boating Industry Canada News Week Archives.

Not signed up for News Week? Subscribe here.

Just Launched

No posts

Five Impressive Features of the New Marex 440 Cruiser

The Marex 440 Cruiser is a beacon of innovation, representing the newest generation of cruisers embellished with modern design lines and groundbreaking innovations. Spanning a length of 13.70 metres and flaunting a maximum beam of 4.27 metres, this elegant vessel is destined to become the jewel of the Marex brand. Here, we explore five key aspects of the Marex 440 that redefine the cruising experience.

1. Diverse Modifications: The Marex 440 is available in two distinctive modifications: the 440 Gourmet Cruiser, boasting a vast U-shaped kitchen layout, and the 440 Scandinavia Version, featuring an additional enclosed salon for dining. These modifications are meticulously designed to offer a versatile cruising experience, whether you prefer an expansive kitchen or an additional dining space, catering to diverse preferences and lifestyle needs. READ MORE

Stainless steel outlet covers built for harsh weather

Hubbell-Marine Stainless steel outlet covers
Hubbell-Marine Stainless steel outlet covers

Stainless steel combines long-lasting corrosion resistance with an attractive, classic appearance to enhance any deck. That’s why Hubbell Marine uses it in its premium Stainless Steel Flip Covers to protect electrical terminals from impacts, weather, even curious children and pets.

Both styles of Hubbell Marine Stainless Steel Flip Covers, and associated hinge pins, springs and mounting hardware, are built from heavy-duty polished 316 stainless steel. The easy-to-clean covers are enhanced by durable elastomer base gaskets and EVA back gaskets for weatherproof reliability. READ MORE