Lowe was founded in 1971 to build high value aluminum boats and canoes to fit a family's boating needs. Since then, Lowe has created generations of family memories through great experiences on the water and has developed a reputation for building high quality, yet affordable aluminum boats and pontoons to suit almost any need. As the years have passed, second and third generations of anglers and boaters have returned to Lowe for the latest innovations in the boating industry. Since Carl and Dianna Lowe founded Lowe Line in 1971, the company has become a technological leader in the aluminum boat market. Through the years, Lowe has achieved many milestones that have pushed not only the company, but the entire industry forward.
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Lowe has received more CSI Awards than any other aluminum boat company. No other aluminum boat manufacturer has won as many CSI awards as Lowe Boats. In fact, some well-known brands have never received this award. Why gamble with your investment and boating pleasure? Insist on award-winning satisfaction. To receive this special recognition, Lowe achieved and maintained an independently measured standard of excellence of over 90 percent in customer satisfaction over the past year, based on information provided by more than 50,000 consumers who have purchased various new boat and engine brands during each 12 month period.
|1972||First model year for Lowe Line, which included 29 models of flat
bottom and semi-v jon boats and canoes.
|1975||Lowe Line built first dedicated bass boats; the 15' Stinger and
16' SS Hustler.
|1979||First Lowe Line pontoon boats were produced: 20', 24', and 28'
Sunbird entry level pontoons and Monaco upscale pontoons.
|1980||Lowe Line changed name to Lowe Boats.|
|1982||Lowe produced first deep-V, the Lunker III 16'.|
|1988||Lowe was purchased by Outboard Marine Corporation (OMC).|
|1992||Lowe introduced first aluminum deck boat.|
|1999||Lowe integrated Roughneck, Sea Nymph and Suncruiser under
the Lowe brand.
|2001||Lowe became part of Genmar Holdings following the sale of the
OMC boat companies.
|2004||Brunswick Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, acquired Lowe
Boats. Brunswick Boat Group is the world's largest manufacturer
of pleasure boats.
|2007||Lowe Boats became the first full-line aluminum boat company
to receive the International Organization of Standardization
(ISO) 9001:2000 Certification for its approach to process
improvement, product quality and customer satisfaction.
|2012||Lowe rebrands the Lowe fish boat line and the Suncruiser pontoon line into Lowe Boats and Lowe Pontoons - featuring a bold, exciting new identity and reengineered products.|