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've received your deposit, we'll begin construction almost immediately. Our goal is 2-3 weeks, but if you order your boat in the spring, it could be longer. If you are placing an order in March thru May, you should call to get your estimated lead-time.
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 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 aren’t slippery when wet and will 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.
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.
How are the Small Pontoon Boats delivered?
The Champ can be picked up at our location, shipped by motor freight, or, if you've chosen a trailer, the boat will be delivered by one of our drivers.
Approx. Shipping Pallet Size: 140"L x 74"W x 36"H
Approx. Shipping Weight (depending on added accessories): 650 lbs
Due to the size of the Champ, a crating and handling fee will be applied in the cart.
Shipping by Motor Freight: The freight shipping estimate is shipping to an approved commercial address - a business address with the ability to unload a pallet (Due to the size and weight of the crate, a forklift with extensions/loading dock is necessary) - within the continental U.S. There will be additional charges for shipping to a residential address and non-approved commercial addresses.
Farms and ranches are considered residential addresses and will have additional shipping charges.
Contact us for more information and shipping questions.
The Sport, Pro, Ultra, Lil’ Cruiser and Elite can either be picked up at our location or we will hand deliver your Pond King Mini Pontoon boat with our "Turn Around Guarantee.”
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 your entire deposit.