Pond King Lil’ Cruiser
The biggest little pontoon boat on the market
COVID-19 Update: Due to supply chain issues with furniture and outboard motors, we cannot guarantee a delivery date for the Lil' Cruiser. We are still building these boats, but delivery to you will be completely dependent on when the supply chain opens back up.
The Pond King Lil’ Cruiser was designed to provide a comfortable, luxurious environment for you, your family, and your friends. With a 91-square foot deck, ample plush seating, and a Bimini top, the Lil’ Cruiser small pontoon boat is truly a one-of-a-kind big little pontoon boat. The spacious, stable design invites you to kick back, relax, and enjoy the water. Like all our other pontoon boats, the Lil’ Cruiser has a 100% all-welded, aluminum frame and pontoons, but unlike our other boats, this baby has a carpeted deck. Don’t worry though; it’s a Pond King, so you can rest assured you’ll be enjoying this Lil’ Cruiser for years to come! If you want to add a lil’ luxury to your experience “down at the pond,” this is the small pontoon boat for you.
The Proof Is In Our Products
Love our boat!
We ordered the Lil’ Cruiser from Pond King on 08/28/2020. Everything about the process was easy. We were given a tour of the factory where our boat would be custom made so we could see the variety of styles and options. Jill went through the order with us step by step so we got exactly what we needed. Due to covid and lengthy delays in getting the motor from the manufacturer, our boat was delivered on December 11. We have only taken it out on the Brazos river twice because of the weather. The cruiser is easy to handle and comfortable for 4-6 people. It handled the wake from speed boats in the vicinity quite well. There is ample storage under the seats and a large enough gas tank for a day on the water. We’re very happy with our boat and with the wonderful people at Pond King!
Hello Caryn, Thank you for the very nice review. We are so glad to hear that you are enjoying the Lil' Cruiser -sorry the weather hasn't been better but spring is right around the corner! Please send pictures! Thank you, Veronica
Pond King Lil Cruiser
UPDATE: we are loving the boat! We are on a lake of 250 square miles, so sometimes windy & choppy. the boat handles it all! Cuts right through the chop & stability is superior. we opted for 15hp Motor, which I would recommend at minumum if you in the wind or choppy waters. It was a cinch to learn to drive & has been a positive lifestyle change, not just a hobby. A friend & experienced boater went fishing with us & was very impressed with the quality of the build. Our love for our new boat grows with each outing. Great boat, great price & great service! Yea Pondking!
Pond King Lil Cruiser
Great value & the staff, starting with Dixie was very knowledgeable & helpful. Delivery person was very good, setting up & taking his time telling us all the details of the boat. The boat handles well. Cant wait to explore our lake! Thanks pondking!!
Built for Cruising in Comfort
The spacious, stable design invites you to kick back, relax, and enjoy the water. Like all our other pontoon boats, the Lil’ Cruiser has a 100% all-welded, aluminum frame and pontoons, but unlike our other boats, this baby comes standard with a carpeted, marine-grade plywood deck. Don’t worry though; it’s a Pond King, so you can rest assured you’ll be enjoying this Lil’ Cruiser for years to come! If you want to add a lil’ luxury to your experience “down at the pond,” this is the small pontoon boat for you.
Buy the Lil' Cruiser with No Risk
All of our compact pontoon boats are built to order and construction starts as soon as we receive your deposit. But don't worry that you won't love it once it gets to you: We deliver our compact pontoon boats with a “Turn Around Guarantee.” If you’re not satisfied with your Lil’ Cruiser Pontoon Boat at delivery, we refund your entire deposit, “turn around” and haul the boat back to Gainesville. Rest assured, when you order your Lil’ Cruiser, you will be buying the best small pontoon boat on the market today, with absolutely no risk.
The biggest little pontoon boat on the market
Pond King Lil’ Cruiser Standard Features
The Lil’ Cruiser comes standard with these features: a 9.8 hp Tohatsu outboard motor (with the option to upgrade to a 15 or 25 hp outboard), an extended rail with front and side gates, steering console with switch panel & 12v receptacle, adjustable captain’s chair, bench seating – including angled lounge seat, cup holders, a Bimini top, table. carpeted Marine-grade plywood deck, navigational lights, horn, fire extinguisher, 2 off-deck trays, an Interstate Trolling Battery, and black battery box on the back tray. Use the "build your own" button below to start customizing your Pond King Lil’ Cruiser.
Turn Around Guarantee
Pond King Lil’ Cruiser Specs
Pond King Lil’ Cruiser Shipping Info
The Lil' Cruiser 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.
Seat Capacity5 Seats Included2 Benches, 1 Adjustable Captain's Chair Deck Dimensions7' X 13' Deck Area91 sq. ft. Pontoon Length16' 6" Pontoon Diameter20" Pontoon Thickness.080" Weight Capacity1,300 lbs. Motor/HP Capacity25 HP Shaft LengthLong Boat Weight800 lbs. Boat Width (edge to edge)85" Trailer Weight (trailer not included)567 lbs. Length on Trailer21' Height on Trailer7' 1" to top of console
Small pontoon boat shipping information
Champ shipping and delivery information
The 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for a shipping estimate.
Aqua Cycle, 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 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 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.