Southern Star pontoon boats feature molded fiberglass hulls. Our hulls are very durable and saltwater corrosion resistant. They have been tested through years of service in the commercial market. Our unique hull design gives our boats a smooth, quiet, dry ride with superior bow lift. Generally, our boats go faster and perform better than an aluminum tube pontoon with the same power.
Southern Star pontoons are molded using high quality ISO gel coats, polyester resin, and various glass reinforcements. The typical layup schedule consists of 18-21 mils of gel coat, ½ oz per square foot layer of chopped roving, 1.5 oz. layer of chopped roving, followed by a layer of 18 oz per square yard woven roving. Additionally, key stress areas such as the bottom, corners, and flanges are reinforced with a 1.5 oz. layer of chopped roving and an 18 oz. layer of woven roving. After the hull has been molded, a false bottom is inserted and bulkheads are glassed into place. This internal structure stiffens the sides of the hull and prevents complete flooding in the event of a hull rupture. Finally, the top of the hull is sealed with fiberglass.
Our pontoons are available in a variety of exterior colors. White, white birch, gray cloud, whalebone, and sandy beach are standard colors. These and optional colors can be viewed online at www.polygard.com
We have several hull sizes available. Our keel bottom design is available in the standard size to 28 ft, Magnum size to 32 ft, Jumbo size to 48 ft. Our newer style inverted V bottom hull is available to 24 ft in the standard size only. Our pleasure pontoons use the standard size hulls. The magnum and jumbo sizes are generally used for larger commercial vessels. Click here for more information about our hull sizes.