Water Bonnet Manufacturing - Taylor Made Systems
Water Bonnet Manufacturing division of Taylor Made Systems has over 50 years of experience manufacturing quality products for the Marine Industry. Founded in 1954, Water Bonnet had over 50 years of experience providing quality products to the Marine Industry before being acquired by Taylor Made in 2005. Originally manufacturing boat tops, thus the name Water Bonnet, they later added boat windshields, then windows. In 1980, they began producing windows for off-road vehicle manufacturers under the trade name Transwind, which then expanded to large onroad transportation vehicles. That long history and invaluable expertise remain intact as they join the group of Taylor Made Marine companies. Their specialty — providing top-quality, low-cost windshield systems for boats in the 16-26 ft. range — greatly complements and even enhances Taylor’s adeptness at meeting the needs of boatbuilders of every size, variety and style. With corporate offices located in Bradenton, Florida, about 35 miles south of Tampa, their focus has never been stronger than it is today. Water Bonnet currently supplies windshields to some of the top producers of fish & ski, runabout, and tow boats, while continuing to develop and improve their unique products — like their patented, budget-priced “ball & socket” joint windshield or their very fashionable and extremely popular low-profile dark-Plex ® and dark-glass windscreens. Water Bonnet maintains their low price structure by setting reasonable release minimums on most orders. But it is exactly this that makes them such an integral part of the Taylor Made Marine group. While Taylor and Trend provide highly-customizable options with minimal volume requirements, Water Bonnet’s price structure is undeniably worth exploring for the medium-to-high volume builder of small-to-medium sized boats who is confident in a certain level of sales — especially if they want top-of-the-line quality but need to maintain a firm bottom line. • Geared towards medium-to-high volume builders of small-to-medium sized boats, Water Bonnet’s price structure is hard to beat • Water Bonnet is second only to Taylor Made in number of years experience producing windshields for the Marine Industry • Water Bonnet continues to develop a unique line of products specially fit for boats in their target market • As the newest member of Taylor Made Marine, Water Bonnet’s customer support network, engineering capabilities, and product offerings are now more significant than ever before Water Bonnet Manufacturing: the Top-Quality, Low-Cost Windshield Alternative for Boats 16-26 ft. www.waterbonnet.com
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