Pond King Champ
Are you looking for a boat that doesn’t need bailing out every time it rains and offers more stability and comfort than a Jon-boat? This is it. The Champ pontoon boat has 10′ pontoons and features a fixed 4’7″ x 8′ all aluminum deck, making it the ideal two-man fishing boat to leave tied-up down at your backyard pond. Plus, you can easily turn it into a duck hunting platform just by adding the optional blind attachment.
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Can’t say enough good things
The process of building my Champ was enjoyable and easy. From the initial contact I made with Jill and the team at Pond King, I knew it was the solution for me. I never felt pressured in any way. The team assisted with all of my questions for weeks as I made up my mind which boat and options I wanted. I have talked about Pond King to everyone who will listen, and I expect several friends to be purchasing their own mini pontoons in the near future. This little boat is the perfect solution for spending time on small bodies of water with my young son. We feel safe in a sturdy vessel with just enough room to move around as needed.
Hello Stephen, Thank you so much for the really nice review. We are blessed to have such great customers and we try to make the purchasing process as transparent and enjoyable as possible, so we're glad that's how you experienced it. Most of all, thank you for the GREAT photo of your son with his awesome catch! Thank you for your business! Sincerely, All the gang at Pond King
Pond King Champ
This was simply the best designed product and the best buying experience I have ever had...period. Thanks Pond King!
Well, Mark, that is super nice of you to say! It was a pleasure working with you, too. Thank you so much for your business and the review! Sincerely, Veronica
Pond King Champ
Just picked up my new Pond King champ this weekend. I am 6-3 and 220 and the champ was incredibly stable, easy to handle and most of all a joy to fish out of. Had the under deck battery compartment so the deck is clean without obstruction. I would be remiss in not noting the sales and delivery experience. Jill is great! Professional, spot on communication and model for service that any company would envy. The staff were helpful in loading and instructions on use. Again, great boat, great sales experience and superb delivery. Would recommend without hesitation. Oh by the way, I am the grumpy guy who never writes review except compelled to write with this experience. JLM
Spend less time tarping and more time fishing ... or hunting!
The Champ is built with welded aluminum subframes, heavy gauge pontoons, powder-coated aluminum deck materials and stainless-steel hardware. It's easy to haul, easy to maneuver and super stable. The pontoons allow you to get into shallower water than you could with a Jon-boat, and you won't have to bail this baby out after a rainstorm. When you add the optional duck blind attachment, you've also got yourself a handy little hunting pontoon boat. Spend more time fishing or hunting, and less time tarping and storing your boat when you purchase the Champ.
Never let shooting panels ruin your shot again.
The optional duck blind features front and overhead drop-away panels. With just a nudge, the panels will drop out of the way, giving you plenty of wide-open space, allowing quick shots in front or overhead.
|The Champ - a handy 2-man fishing or hunting pontoon boat. |
No Risk Purchase with Pond King's "Turn Around" Guarantee
We deliver our small boats nationwide with a “Turn Around Guarantee.” If you’re not satisfied with your pontoon boat at delivery, we refund your entire deposit, “turn around” and haul the boat back to Gainesville. Rest assured, you will be buying the best small pontoon boat on the market today.
Pond King Champ Standard Features
Pond King Champ standard features include a rear transom and wired trolling motor plug; 2 Tempress All-weather seats with 3/4 in. pull-out posts; off-deck mounted battery tray with black plastic battery box; non-skid aluminum, powder coated deck; and a 6 in. kick rail.
Please note that while there are many accessories available for the Champ, there is not room for both the livewell AND the below deck battery storage upgrade. You’ll have to choose one or the other. Use the "Design Your Own" button to start customizing your Pond King Champ. Title and license fees not included in price.
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Pond King Champ Specs
Pond King Champ Shipping Info
Seat Capacity2 Seats Included2 Tempress All-weather seats w/ 3/4 in. pull-out posts Deck Dimensions4' 7" x 8' Deck Area37 sq. ft. Pontoon Length10' Pontoon Diameter14" Pontoon Thickness.080" Weight Capacity650 lbs. Motor/HP Capacity3.5 HP Shaft LengthShort Boat Weight250 lbs. Boat Width (edge to edge)70" Trailer Weight (trailer not included)200 lbs. Length on Trailer17' 6" Height on Trailer51" to top of short rail, 63" to extended railing
Small pontoon boat shipping information
Aqua Cycle, Champ, Sport, Pro, Ultra, Lil' Cruiser and Elite delivery information
These boats can be picked up at our location or will be delivered by Pond King with our "Turn Around Guarantee." If you’re not satisfied with your pontoon boat at delivery, we will “turn around” and refund your entire deposit.
The delivery charge for these boats is $1.75/mile, one way, within 299.9 miles of Gainesville, TX. For anywhere else in the continental U.S., shipping is $2.00/mile, one way. Please call 940-305-0490 or email email@example.com for a shipping estimate.
Mini pontoon boat shipping information
The True Do-it-Yourselfer Mini Pontoon Boat Kit, and The Build Your Own Boat Kit Plus ship free via ground to any address in the lower 48 states.
The Rebel, Minimal Assembly DIY Boat Kit and the Patriot Two-Man Fishing Mini Pontoon ships free via motor freight to residential address with a lift-gate.
Can you help me decide which of the Pond King Small Pontoon Boat is right for me?
Of course! Our pontoon boat experts will be happy to help you decide which boat will best suit your needs. You can also use our small pontoon boat comparison chart to choose your base model (see chart below). Also, on the home page is a product selector that will point you in the right direction.
Once I've placed my order, how long will it take to get my Pond King Small Pontoon Boat?
All of Pond King's pontoon boats are made to order, right here at our facility in Gainesville. Once we receive your order, we'll get started building your boat but production time will depend on when you place your order. (If you are ordering between March and June, call for an estimated delivery time.) COVID-19 UPDATE: Some of our lead times have been impacted by COVID-19. Please call to get an estimated ship date before placing your order.
Do Pond King Small Pontoon Boats require much maintenance?
All the Pond King pontoon boats are designed to be low maintenance with welded aluminum subframes, heavy gauge pontoons, and stainless steel hardware. Unlike a V-hull or Jon-boat, Pond King pontoon boats don’t require constant tarping or need to be bailed out after a storm. Once delivered, your Pond King pontoon boat can pretty much stay in the water.
What are the decking materials?
The decking on the Lil’ Cruiser is made of premium-carpeted, marine grade plywood. The decking on all of our other pontoon boats is made of custom extruded, tongue-in-groove aluminum planks with a skid-resistant powder-coating. The decks of our pontoon boats stay cool and aren’t slippery when wet, plus they'll last a lifetime.
Why do all the Pond King Small Pontoon Boats only have two pontoons?
At Pond King, we manufacture our boats, start to finish, right here at our facility in Gainesville, Texas, and that includes the pontoons. We roll our pontoons to our own specifications from 0.080” marine-grade 5052 aluminum. By adjusting the diameter to length ratio, we can create the appropriate buoyancy for each of our boats - so they only need two pontoons. If you check out our mini pontoon boats, you'll see that some of our boats actually have 4 pontoons - but they are configured to act the same way our 2 pontoon system works.
Is there a reason for the cone shape on the front of the pontoon?
You bet. The cone shape on the front of the pontoon improves the boats steer-ability. We’ve specifically designed the pitch of our cones to keep the nose up – when you are speeding up or slowing down – and to facilitate maneuverability in the water, so the front end slices through the water.
Are Pond King Small Pontoon Boat frames welded or bolted together?
Pond King's small pontoon boats are known for their stability, especially as it relates to their size. Welding our frames together, versus bolting, provides a very high level of torsional stability at the joints which contributes to the overall stability of the craft.
How are the frames attached to the pontoons on the Pond King Small Pontoon Boats?
Unlike bolts, welds don’t work loose over time. That’s why at Pond King we weld the deck frames to brackets, which are then welded to the pontoons, contributing to the boat’s stability and longevity.
How can I pay for my boat?
We prefer you pay with a good-old-fashioned check, but we also accept credit cards and financing is available for Texas residents. Because all of our boats are built to order, we require a $1,000 deposit before we start construction. The balance is due either prior to shipping or at the time of delivery. If you are picking your boat up, or we are delivering it, we'll require the balance when you take possession of the boat. If you need to cancel your order prior to delivery, we'll refund your deposit minus a 5% administration fee.
Is a trailer included with my Pond King Small Pontoon Boat?
Most of our customers have us put their boat on the water, and that's where it stays, so trailers don't come standard, although we do have ShoreLand’r Trailers available for all models, except the Rebel. The Rebel Mini Pontoon was actually designed to be transported in the bed of a standard sized pickup truck so you won't need a trailer. For all the other boats, if you’re planning on hauling, you’ll need a trailer.
What outboard shaft length do the small pontoon boats require?
A short shaft outboard will work on the Sport model, but if you're getting the Pro model or larger, you'll need a long shaft outboard.
Where can I find a detailed schematic of the different seating arrangements?
We've just recently been getting questions about the distance between the seats on many of our boats. We're working on getting these schematics drawn for each of our boats and as we get them done, we'll add them here.
What is the “Turn Around Guarantee?”
If you’re not satisfied with your pontoon boat at delivery, we’ll “turn around,” bring the boat back to Gainesville, and refund the entire amount you've paid - minus the delivery fee.