Ed Crawford, owner of Winnisquam Marine, and daughter Julie Crawford, who is a manager at the business, stand with their most popular boats - pontoon boats - in this 2014 file photo. (DAN SEUFERT)
LACONIA ? Winnisquam Marine, a family-run business founded 40 years ago and which has grown to become that largest pontoon boat dealer in New England, has made a splash in the Lakes Region boating industry by purchasing Channel Marine. The deal was finalized on Thursday evening.