Pond King Elite
A small pontoon that is big on fishing
COVID-19 Update: Due to supply chain issues with bench seating and outboard motors, we cannot guarantee a delivery date for the Elite. We are still building these boats, but if you are interested in the Elite with bench seating, the delivery date will be completely dependent on when the supply chain opens back up.
At 16 ft. 6 in., the Pond King Elite is the largest pontoon in our compact pontoon fishing boat line and comes standard with just about everything you’ll need for big lake fishing with your buddies. The subframe of this five-man small pontoon fishing boat is 2″ welded aluminum tubing covered by tongue-in-groove aluminum decking with slip-resistant powder coating. The seats are bolted through the deck and into the frame with stainless steel fasteners – so even on the big lakes, you’ll be nice and secure. Just like all the Pond King Pontoon Boats, the Elite pontoon boat is built to get you where the fish are, hold its value, and last a lifetime.
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I ordered a custom Pond King Elite and the boat turned out great. With COVID, the boat took a little longer, but they kept me informed and the boat turned out as promised. Great people to deal with.
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Pond King's 5-Man Fishing Boat
The Pond King Elite is a great 5-man fishing pontoon for the big ponds and lakes of Texas and Oklahoma and it comes with two optional seating packages:
- Elite Seating Upgrade 1: Swap out the 2 rear pedestal seats and add a flip top bench at back and side.
- Elite Seating Upgrade 2: Swap out the 2 rear pedestal seats and add a flip top bench at side plus a 55 in. bench, armrest and lean back recliner across the back.
The ultimate small fishing pontoon boat
The Elite fishing boat is incredibly stable, easy hauling and virtually-maintenance free, plus, it has a number of unique features you won't find with a more traditional fishing boat:
- It's lower drafting, allowing you to get into shallower waters than you could with a V-hull.
- The pontoons minimize the wake that could startle fish away.
- Generally speaking, pontoon boats are more efficient because they sit on the water, rather than cutting through it, requiring less horsepower (AKA fuel) to achieve the same result.
All-aluminum construction means the Elite is virtually maintenance-free.
Pond King Elite Standard Features:
The Elite’s standard features include a center console with a glove box, a horn, a switch panel with a 12-volt receptacle, a 30 hp or 40 hp Tohatsu outboard with power tilt & trim, an extended rail with side gate, 5 Tempress ProBax seats (4 with fixed pedestals and 1 with adjustable captain's pedestal), 2 off-deck trays, navigational lights, a 20-gallon aerated livewell, 1 below-deck battery storage unit with wired front plug, 1 black plastic battery box, 2 Interstate batteries, 4 adjustable rod holders, an electric Anchormate with a 30 lb. anchor, an on-board 2 bank battery charger, and a fire extinguisher.
Title and license fees not included in price.
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Pond King Elite Specs
Pond King Elite Shipping Info
The Elite can be picked up at our location or will be hand 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 the Elite is $1.60/mile, one way, within 300 miles of Gainesville, TX. For anywhere else in the continental U.S., shipping is $1.85/mile, one way. Please call 940-305-0490 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a shipping estimate.
Seat Capacity5 Seats Included5 Tempress ProBax (4 wi/ fixed pedestals, 1 w/ adjustable captain's pedestal) Deck Dimensions7' 6" x 13' Deck Area97.5 sq. ft. Pontoon Length16' 6" Pontoon Diameter20" Pontoon Thickness.080" Weight Capacity1,300 lbs. Motor/HP Capacity40 HP Shaft LengthLong Boat Weight800 lbs. Boat Width (edge to edge)95" Trailer Weight (trailer not included)567 lbs. Length on Trailer21' 6" Height on Trailer7' 1" to top of console
Small pontoon boat shipping information
Champ shipping and delivery informationThe Champ can be picked up at our location or shipped by motor freight. 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 boat, a crating and handling fee will be applied in the cart.
- Delivery charge for the Champ with trailer is $1.75/mile, one way, within 300 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.
Sport, Pro, Ultra, Lil' Cruiser and Elite delivery information
These boats can be picked up at our location or will be hand 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for a shipping estimate.
Mini pontoon boat shipping information
The 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 freight to any commercial address in the lower 48. Residential shipping may be available for an additional fee, but please call for a quote.
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.