Somewhere on a lake in southeast Michigan, engineer and designer
Bruce Jones had a problem: he was reluctant to take his
watercraft out for a spur-of-the-moment ride. Unsnapping and
uncovering the boat was just too tedious and time-consuming.
Jones knew there had to be a better, more efficient way. Thus,
the Easy Coverô was born.
Jonesís career has been centered around improving how things
work, be it general production processes or the actual moving
nuts and bolts of an operation. Optimizing his own leisure time
was a natural progression for Jones. Years in the automotive
convertible top industry undoubtedly helped Jones bring his idea
Evolving from initial concept to design to prototype, the Easy
Coverô became reality. From the original prototype with a
hydraulic system, Jones has designed the Easy Coverô to be a
completely electric and automated power pontoon boatcover.
It transitions with the click of a button on its wireless key
fob in a mere 45 seconds.
The Easy Coverô is the solution to getting more enjoyment and
use out of your pontoon with several available settings:
full cover and protection from the sun and other elements
or Double Bimini for full or partial sun
Mode for more shade or traveling under overhead
To market and sell the Easy Coverô, Jones partnered with Mike
Apling, business principal at Devilís Lake Water Sports, to form
Vision Marine Products in 2016.
Installing the Easy Coverô onto several of the Crest model
pontoons at Devilís Lake Water Sports has provided consumers the
opportunity to see it in action. This outlet has brought Vision
Marine Products tremendous success, allowing the business to
expand. Vision Marine has now converted the Easy Coverô to work
on Bennington pontoon models.
Jones and Apling have seen the potential the Easy Coverô has at
boat shows where theyíve featured the Easy Coverô. The
excitement generated by people seeing the Easy Coverô transition
from one mode to the next in less than a minute shows the
possibilities for the future of Vision Marine Products.
In response to the overwhelming success of the Easy Coverô so
far, Vision Marine Products have secured two other dealers in
the region to sell the Easy Coverô: Dry Dock Marina in Angola,
Indiana and Lakeside Motorsports in Mecosta, Michigan.
The success of the Easy Coverô has been outstanding since Vision
Marineís inception. As more dealers sell the power pontoon
cover, the more lines and models of pontoon boats are fitted
with the Easy Coverô. The future of Vision Marine Products is a