Lippert introduced its new Taylor Made flagpole mount, allowing flags to “fly majestically” on a boat.
The KW Series Flagpole Mount was made in partnership with Platinum Global Sourcing CEO Ken Williamson. The product clamps on to any round-tube tow bar, wake tower, tuna tower, railing or similar round-tube component, Lippert stated, and is adjustable to allow various pole sizes to be used.
“When my wife, Susan, and I bought our brand-new pontoon boat, we could not wait to enhance its beauty with our favorite flag,” Williamson said. “As I began my quest to find the perfect flagpole mount that would get the job done and enhance the overall aesthetic of my boat, I quickly realized how much of a need there was for something like this in the marine industry.”
Lippert stated the flagpole mount can be installed “quickly and easily” without drilling holes. The flagpole mount comes with everything needed to securely fasten, and does not require additional tools.
“After searching high and low for the perfect mount, it was obvious that there was not anything like this available in the market,” Williamson said. “It became even more evident after I joined a Facebook group and saw countless requests by consumers all over the country inquiring about where to purchase a high-quality and classy-looking flagpole mount. There was clearly a problem that needed a resolution, and that is what motivated me to get started on this mount and bring it to life. After seeing many DIY flag mounts that, quite frankly, a majority of boat owners would never consider mounting on our boats, I knew I had a fantastic design that was much needed. Without question, we have resolved a major marine industry issue with this product.”
The KW Series Flagpole Mount also can be used for additional purposes, including a fishing rod holder, a bird deterrent holder when a boat is moored, spotlights, warning flags or “skier down” flags.
“This product is so fun and exciting because, for the most part, there is not a boater in the world who does not want to fly a flag,” Williamson said. “But the thought of having to mount it on the port or starboard side of a boat drove me crazy, because we all know they should be centered on the transom of your boat whenever possible. It has been enjoyable and challenging, but overall, the process for developing this mount has been rewarding. It started as a simple idea that grew into a vision and has allowed me to work on my R&D and engineering, collaborate with designers, and then proceed with prototyping and constantly making improvements for it to become a solid product. We are very proud of how it turned out and thrilled about the new partnership with Taylor Made and Lippert and look forward to the boundless opportunities this union will present in the years to come.”