Why You Should Invest in a Pontoon Boat Built with Quality Materials

By Jill Roush
man welding aluminum pontoon boat

Now more than ever, the old saying, “You get what you pay for” holds true. In today’s world, there are so many things you buy knowing that more than likely, in a couple of years, you’ll just “throw it away and buy a new one” when the time comes. 

Pond King, Inc. Leads the Industry for Small and Mini Pontoons 

At Pond King, the opposite is true. We don’t want our valued clients throwing money away buying replacement parts or having to replace their pontoon boat altogether. 

When you buy a Pond King pontoon boat, you can be sure it’s the last one you’ll need to buy, because it’s a high quality pontoon boat brand that is Built-to-Last with quality materials!

Top Factors to Consider When Buying a Pontoon Boat

There are lots of things to consider when you’re looking at the cost of a small pontoon boat. The materials used to build the boat should be high on the list to make sure you’re getting the best quality and product.


Pond King manufactures our small and mini pontoon boats from start to finish right here at our facility in Gainesville, TX. We source high quality pontoon boat materials and have complete control of the manufacturing process from the very beginning to the finishing touches. 

The Pond King Boat Construction Process

We start with flat sheets of aluminum and roll our own pontoons to the size and capacity we need for the mini and small pontoon boats.

Rolling aluminum pontoon

Each pontoon is then welded to a bracket, which is then welded to the all-aluminum square tube frame. 

Pond King’s Welded Pontoon Frames are Superior to the Competition’s Bolted Frames

Unlike other pontoon boat manufacturers who bolt their frames together, the welded sub-structure of a Pond King pontoon boat is one rigid piece. If you pick up one corner of the boat, you’re picking up the whole side of the pontoon boat. There are no bolts to work their way loose, and there are no flex points in the frame to wear down or cause issues over time.

welding pontoon boat frame


When you’re looking at purchasing a new pontoon boat, decking material could be one area you could save on costs.

We have a couple of different options for our pontoon boat deck coating materials. A couple of our pontoon boats have a marine-grade plywood deck that is a little better for our budget-conscious customers, but our most popular, and best option is our custom extruded, tongue-n-groove, powder coated, aluminum pontoon boat decking. 

Plywood Decking May Need Replacement After Years of Use

Marine-grade plywood is a quality option, and will last for several years, but there will come a day when it’ll need replacing. If you opt for an all-aluminum deck, it’s a one-and-done option. It’ll never need to be replaced.

aluminum pontoon boat decking


When we originally started building the boats, the seats we used were from the most-popular, and seemingly only manufacturer out there. We knew that all of these seats were mass-produced in a factory overseas. 

Over time, we decided cheap plastic wasn’t up to our standard of quality materials. We were then introduced to Tempress Seats

Like us, Tempress is a Texas-based company, and we were excited to partner with them to offer quality, comfortable seats on our pontoon boats. Even though we knew it was going to add a little to the overall cost of a pontoon boat, the end result would be worth it. These great seats have been a game changer for our boats and our customers.

Tempress All Weather Seat with fish logo


Quality isn’t just in the pontoon boat materials we use, it’s also in the people who build the products. Each pontoon boat is hand-made, in the good ol’ U.S. of A, by people who care – not some machine overseas. 

We take pride in everything we do, knowing that this pontoon boat is going to be used on great-great-grandpa’s pond, by a 3rd generation owner and his son, and it’s important to us that every detail is meticulously examined and perfect, so every time they go fishing on this pontoon boat, they have the best possible experience Down at the Pond.

Father and son fishing on pontoon boat

Call us old-fashioned, but in this “throw away society,” Pond King is still holding on to the hand-made, quality, built-to-last motto. 

Why should you invest in quality materials for your pontoon boat? 

When you buy a Pond King pontoon boat, you’re not just buying a boat, you’re investing in a boat that is going to last for many generations to enjoy. 

Contact Pond King for Your Small or Mini Pontoon!

The professional boat builders at Pond King know how to build small pontoons that meet the small water angler’s every need. Give our team a call today to learn more about your small and mini pontoon boat options!


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