HOW OUR KITS WORK

If you didn't already know this, we love small pontoon boats, and this is where it all started. We love mini pontoon boats because they're easy. They're easy to tow, easy to launch, and easy to maneuver out on the water. Our kits are also a breeze to assemble. Build one of our mini pontoon boats in your garage or backyard with family or a friend, and then get out on the water. Find that cove where the fish are jumping, or make your way to a quiet remote lake and let the quiet set in. As a friend of ours said, we make conversation boats, not speed boats, so slow down and enjoy what's important on one of our pontoon boat kits that you built.

Our boat kits float on super durable, foam filled HDPE plastic floats that simply can't sink. Every one of our kits use multiple independently sealed float sections, so our boats are safe as possible. Our frames consist of two custom extrusions that make for a strong, yet light weight structure, and include all the stainless hardware required to put them together. The backbone of the design is our main beam extrusion (patent pending), which is a 6000 series aluminum component that has two slots that accept standard 3/8" square nuts. This allows our hat channel frame cross-members to bolt in place anywhere you need them. Our boat kits include all the aluminum frame structure components and floats, which are easy to bolt together, but you do have to drill the holes for mounting the floats themselves due to slight variations of the molded plastic parts.

Why run a bolt-together kit? This means that you can make the boat any way you want! Also, you can build it in your back yard or workshop and we can ship it to you for a reasonable cost. If you've ever tried to ship a fully assembled barge, you know that it costs a fortune and can easily be damaged in transit due to the large size. Our kits arrive as two shipments. The floats will arrive on one truck as they ship direct from our partnering plastics factory in AR, and the frame kit ships from us in NH. The shipment from us will include all your frame members and stainless hardware. Also, YES, our hardware kits will have spare nuts, bolts, and washers. We all know how annoying it is when you buy a kit and lose a couple pieces. We don't want anyone to be dead in the water part way through assembly.

Are these whole boats ready to register? No, they are not! When you purchase a kit from us, you are purchasing floats and frame components, not a whole boat with a Hull Identification Number. If using your new boat on public waterways, you will have to register the boat as home-built, and we can guide you through this process.

We have thorough assembly instructions for our mini pontoon boat kits, as well as full CAD models available for each kit that we offer. If you need any additional information, just ask! For further details on shipping, and other frequently asked questions, please read through the info below and check out the FAQ section at the bottom of this page.

6'x8' BOLT-TOGETHER PONTOON BOAT KIT
-$2750 FOR FRAME & FLOATS

If you're looking for a tiny bolt-together pontoon boat kit for exploring or fishing tight spots, this is as small as you can go. Our 6'x8' kit uses 17" diameter floats and provides a platform that measures 72" wide and 85" long that's easy to build your floor on top of. It weighs almost nothing at a mere 235 pounds and is a great option if you want a super small one person + mini cooler boat. This size is also popular for our robotics (water testing, surveying, inspection, etc.) customers. Fully assembled, this kit weighs in at 231 pounds and we offer it as a full bolt-together kit with absolutely everything needed to build what is shown to the right. This kit is available with black, blue, and orange floats.

This kit typically has a 1-3 week lead time and shipping IS NOT included in our price. Please ask for a freight quote before placing your order.

Pontoon width 17"
Overall width 86"
Overall length 95"
Platform width 72"
Platform length 85"
Frame & float kit weight 231 lbs.
Frame & hardware kit only weight 111 lbs.
Weight of floats only 120 lbs.
Capacity of floats 610 lbs.*
Capacity of frame & float kit 499 lbs.*

*Above weight capacities are rated at half submersion of the pontoons.

Due to the size of our kits, we are unable to provide a shipping calculator. SHIPPING IS NOT INCLUDED in our pricing, so please contact us for a shipping quote before placing your order.


6'x11' BOLT-TOGETHER PONTOON BOAT KIT
-$3750 FOR FRAME & FLOATS
-$4600 WITH DECKING

Our 6'x11' mini pontoon boat kit is the sweet spot for our recreational customers, especially for those who live on lakes that don't allow gas powered engines. This is the most popular of our small boat kits and it uses our 17" diameter floats that keep you low to the water. This kit provides a 72"x157" platform, which is plenty of room to fish from and one of these kits can be bolted together in a few hours. It's also easy to transport as it weighs only 325 pounds (457 with our aluminum decking package). This little boat is big enough for two people, a dog, and a cooler. We sell this kit as just the frame with floats, or as a kit with the frame, floats, and our aluminum decking. Both options come with all the required hardware, and we have super thorough assembly instructions here on our website. These kits are available with black, blue, and orange floats.

This kit typically has a 1-3 week lead time and shipping IS NOT included in our price. Please ask for a freight quote before placing your order.

Pontoon width 17"
Overall width 86"
Overall length 130"
Platform width 72"
Platform length 122"
Frame & float kit weight 325 lbs.
Frame & hardware kit only weight 159 lbs.
Weight of floats only 166 lbs.
Capacity of floats 870 lbs.*
Capacity of frame & float kit 711 lbs.*

*Above weight capacities are rated at half submersion of the pontoons.

Due to the size of our kits, we are unable to provide a shipping calculator. SHIPPING IS NOT INCLUDED in our pricing, so please contact us for a shipping quote before placing your order.



6'x14' BOLT-TOGETHER PONTOON BOAT KIT
-$4650 FOR FRAME & FLOATS
-$5600 WITH DECKING

Our 6'x14' mini pontoon boat kit is the largest kit that we offer with our 17" diameter floats. This kits is typically used as a mini work barge as it's low to the water, stable, and provides a 72"x157" platform, which is quite a bit of room to move around. One of these kits can still be bolted together in a few hours and is easy to transport as it weighs only 419 pounds (589 with our aluminum decking package). This little boat is big enough for three people, a dog, and some fishing gear. We sell this kit as just the frame with floats, or as a kit with the frame, floats, and our aluminum decking. Both options come with all the required hardware, and we have super thorough assembly instructions here on our website. These kits are available with black, blue, and orange floats.

This kit typically has a 1-3 week lead time and shipping IS NOT included in our price. Please ask for a freight quote before placing your order.

Pontoon width 17"
Overall width 86"
Overall length 165"
Platform width 72"
Platform length 157"
Frame & float kit weight 419 lbs.
Frame & hardware kit only weight 207 lbs.
Weight of floats only 212 lbs.
Capacity of floats 1130 lbs.*
Capacity of frame & float kit 923 lbs.*

*Above weight capacities are rated at half submersion of the pontoons.

Due to the size of our kits, we are unable to provide a shipping calculator. SHIPPING IS NOT INCLUDED in our pricing, so please contact us for a shipping quote before placing your order.



6'x6' BOLT-TOGETHER SWIM RAFT
-$2650 FOR FRAME & FLOATS
-$3130 WITH DECKING

If you're looking for a small swim raft that sits low in the water and will never rot, this IS the solution. This kit also work great as a small pump station platform. This kit uses our 17" diameter pontoons, comes with an all aluminum frame system, as well as an anchor point in the center of the raft with a 3/8" thick stainless clevis shackle that's easy to attach your anchor to. This kit provides a 72"x72" platform, which is enough room for a couple folks, and can be bolted together in a few hours. The floats and frame kit weighs only 208 pounds (286 with our aluminum decking package). We sell this kit as just the frame with floats, or as a kit with the frame, floats, and our aluminum decking. Both options come with all the required hardware, and we have super thorough assembly instructions here on our website. These kits are available with black, blue, and orange floats.

This kit typically has a 1-3 week lead time and shipping IS NOT included in our price. Please ask for a freight quote before placing your order.

Pontoon width 17"
Overall width 86"
Overall length 72"
Platform width 72"
Platform length 72"
Frame & float kit weight 208 lbs.
Frame & hardware kit only weight 116 lbs.
Weight of floats only 92 lbs.
Capacity of floats 520 lbs.*
Capacity of frame & float kit 404 lbs.*

*Above weight capacities are rated at half submersion of the pontoons.

Due to the size of our kits, we are unable to provide a shipping calculator. SHIPPING IS NOT INCLUDED in our pricing, so please contact us for a shipping quote before placing your order.



7'x12' & 8'x12' BOLT-TOGETHER
PONTOON BOAT KITS
-$5600 FOR FRAME & FLOATS
-$6730/$6830 WITH DECKING

Our 7'x12' and 8'x12' pontoon boat kits are the sweet spot for recreational boaters who need full sized boat capacity in a small package. The 7'x12' kit is the boat that TPB's owner hits the local lakes with on the weekend (modified frame configuration) and is shown below. Ask Aaron about his boat if you call! These kits use our 26" wide floats and have 129" long decks, which is enough room for 4-5 people to ride comfortably. The 7' wide version is made to carry up to 1899 pounds* (1724 pounds with aluminum decking package - deck is actually 7'4" wide) and our 8' wide version has a 1881 pound capacity* (1695 pounds with aluminum decking package). These kits are great for a mini party barge to cruise lakes and ponds with your closest friends, but also make greats boat for compact work platforms. Best of all, you can build one of these systems in a weekend in your garage. We sell this kit as just the frame with floats, or as a kit with the frame, floats, and our aluminum decking package. Both options come with all the required hardware, and we have super thorough assembly instructions here on our website. These kits are available with black, blue, and orange floats.

We have provided info tables for the 7'x12' and 8'x12' boat kits below. Please be aware that the 7' wide version of this kit is stretched to 7'4" wide when purchased with the aluminum decking package. Each deck plank is 8" wide, so the deck width must be a multiple of 8". We have provided full CAD drawings for the different versions of this boat kit at the bottom of this section.

This kit typically has a 1-3 week lead time and shipping IS NOT included in our price. Please ask for a freight quote before placing your order.

7'x12' SPECS:

Pontoon width 26"
Overall width 92" (96" w/decking)
Overall length 144"
Platform width 84" (88" w/decking)
Platform length 129"
Frame & float kit weight 711 lbs.
Frame & hardware kit only weight 285 lbs.
Weight of optional decking package 171 lbs.
Weight of full kit w/AL decking 886 lbs.
Weight of floats only 426 lbs.
Capacity of floats 2184 lbs.*
Capacity of frame & float kit 1899 lbs.*
Capacity of full kit w/AL decking 1724 lbs.*

8'x12' SPECS:

Pontoon width 26"
Overall width 101"
Overall length 144"
Platform width 95.75" (96" w/decking)
Platform length 129"
Frame & float kit weight 729 lbs.
Frame & hardware kit only weight 303lbs.
Weight of optional decking package 186 lbs.
Weight of full kit w/AL decking 915 lbs.
Weight of floats only 426 lbs.
Capacity of floats 2184 lbs.*
Capacity of frame & float kit 1881 lbs.*
Capacity of full kit w/AL decking 1695 lbs.*

Values above are for our standard kit without our aluminum decking option.
*Above weight capacities are rated at half submersion of the pontoons.

Due to the size of our kits, we are unable to provide a shipping calculator. SHIPPING IS NOT INCLUDED in our pricing, so please contact us for a shipping quote before placing your order.





RESOURCES:

7'x15' & 8'x15' BOLT-TOGETHER
PONTOON BOAT KITS
-$7300 FOR FRAME & FLOATS
-$8800/$8920 WITH DECKING

Our 7'x15' and 8'x15' bolt-together pontoon boat kits are full-sized boats with full-sized capacities. These kits use our 26" wide floats and have 165" long decks, which is an ample amount of room for activities. The 7' wide version is made to carry up to 2447 pounds* (2224 pounds with aluminum decking package - deck is actually 7'4" wide) and our 8' wide version has a 2425 pound capacity* (2187 pounds with aluminum decking package). These kits are great for a small party barge or work barge and a couple folks can bolt one together in a weekend. We sell this kit as just the frame with floats, or as a kit with the frame, floats, and our aluminum decking package. Both options come with all the required hardware, and we have super thorough assembly instructions here on our website. These kits are available with black, blue, and orange floats.

We have provided info tables for the 7'x15' and 8'x15' boat kits below. Please be aware that the 7' wide version of this kit is stretched to 7'4" wide when purchased with the aluminum decking package. Each deck plank is 8" wide, so the deck width must be a multiple of 8". We have provided full CAD drawings for the different versions of this boat kit at the bottom of this section.

This kit typically has a 1-3 week lead time and shipping IS NOT included in our price. Please ask for a freight quote before placing your order.

7'x15' SPECS:

Pontoon width 26"
Overall width 92" (96" w/decking)
Overall length 180"
Platform width 84" (88" w/decking)
Platform length 165"
Frame & float kit weight 909 lbs.
Frame & hardware kit only weight 365 lbs.
Weight of optional decking package 218 lbs.
Weight of full kit w/AL decking 1132 lbs.
Weight of floats only 544 lbs.
Capacity of floats 2812 lbs.*
Capacity of frame & float kit 2447 lbs.*
Capacity of full kit w/AL decking 2224 lbs.*

8'x15' SPECS:

Pontoon width 26"
Overall width 101"
Overall length 180"
Platform width 95.75" (96" w/decking)
Platform length 165"
Frame & float kit weight 931 lbs.
Frame & hardware kit only weight 387 lbs.
Weight of optional decking package 238 lbs.
Weight of full kit w/AL decking 1169 lbs.
Weight of floats only 544 lbs.
Capacity of floats 2812 lbs.*
Capacity of frame & float kit 2425 lbs.*
Capacity of full kit w/AL decking 2187 lbs.*

*Above weight capacities are rated at half submersion of the pontoons.

Due to the size of our kits, we are unable to provide a shipping calculator. SHIPPING IS NOT INCLUDED in our pricing, so please contact us for a shipping quote before placing your order.

RESOURCES:

8'x8' BOLT-TOGETHER SWIM RAFT KIT
-$4050 FOR FRAME & FLOATS
-$5630 WITH DECKING

Our 8'x8' bolt-together swim raft kit uses 26" wide floats and provides a hefty 1032 pound assembled capacity. This leaves room to bolt on your decking, trim, ladder, and even a slide if you want. The platform on this kit measures 95"x95" (allows us to ship the frame kit with FedEx - less expensive than truck freight) and has plenty of room for multiple people. It also has a super sturdy anchor tie-off bracket that bolts across 3 hat channel cross members with a full dozen 3/8" bolts, and a stainless steel 3/8" D-ring type shackle that is easy to attach your anchor to. We offer this kit as a full bolt-together system with absolutely everything needed to build what is shown to the right. We also offer the pontoon set and frame kit separately. The floats are available in black, blue, and orange.

This kit typically has a 1-3 week lead time and shipping IS NOT included in our price. Please ask for a freight quote before placing your order.

Pontoon width 26"
Overall width 103"
Overall length 95"
Platform width 95"
Platform length 95"
Frame & float kit weight 460 lbs.
Frame & hardware kit only weight 224 lbs.
Weight of floats only 236 lbs.
Capacity of floats 1256 lbs.*
Capacity of frame & float kit 1032 lbs.*

*Above weight capacities are rated at half submersion of the pontoons.

Due to the size of our kits, we are unable to provide a shipping calculator. SHIPPING IS NOT INCLUDED in our pricing, so please contact us for a shipping quote before placing your order.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: What are the floats made from? How are they constructed?

A: All of our boat kits use super tough HDPE plastic floats with closed-cell urethane foam filling. The HDPE plastic shells are rotomolded parts that are made from the same material that pick-up truck bed liners and snowmobile skis are made from. Our floats are individually sealed units, but in the event that one is punctured, you simply can't sink. To see all the details on our plastic float construction, please visit our MODULAR PLASTIC FLOATS page.

Q: How quickly do the kits ship? How does shipping work?

A: To cover our tails, we have to say that turn-around time is typically 1-3 weeks, but boat kits often get out the door within a week. We stock thousands of pounds of the frame components, and floats are often in stock as well, but turn-around time is dependant on current outstanding orders. Our busiest time is typically May through July, but any time of the year, filling orders is our top priority, and we ship as quickly as possible.

Floats ship from our partnering factory in Arkansas, and frames ship from our metal fabrication shop in NH. This means that all pontoon boat and work platform kits will arrive as two shipments. If you're close enough to NH or AR, local pick-up of either your floats or frame kit is available with prior arrangements. We also have international shipping available if you're located outside the US. We can ship via truck freight to Canada and Mexico, but if you're located outside of North America, we only ship via ocean freight. We can ship just about anywhere in the world, but it is most economical to pick-up at your local sea port if you're outside North America. When shipping via sea freight, the cost that you pay through us is ONLY the cost to get the freight onto the boat and physically to the local dock or to your doorstep. Your local port WILL have additional fees on top of our freight charge, and you WILL be responsible for your local importaion taxes and fees on top of those costs. We simply don't have a way to calculate or collect these fees ahead of delivery, so we strongly recommend doing your own research concerning the local fees you will encounter when importing our products. Also, many countries require working with an importation broker to file customs documents. We do not include this service and you will be responsible for making such arrangements.

Q: Are custom sizes available?

A: Yes! Our frame systems for 17" wide and 26" wide floats are able to go up to 8' wide and 175" long, but we do not offer larger frame systems for our 17" and 26" floats. We're happy to provide custom frame configurations, but due to engineering, production, and shipping limitations, we are not able to offer larger frames systems than stated above. Larger boats can be built with the floats that we offer, but you will have to design and build your own frame system.

Q: How do I mount an engine or a motor on one of the boat kits?

A: We currently offer trolling motor mounts, as well as 6 HP and 20 HP transoms on our parts and accessories page. If you require a larger motor mounting bracket, please contact us and we can point you in the right direction. Our 12' and 15' long boats with 26" wide floats will accept larger motors, but for liability reasons, we do not post that information on our website.

Q: What is the warranty on these kits?

A: Our floats have a 1-year warranty that covers manufacturing defects. This period starts the day that the floats leave the factory. This is a 365 day period and the warranty covers the cost of freight for customers in the contiguous US (Alaska and Hawaii are not included), but not the cost of installation. Our frame systems have a 2-year warranty that covers manufacturing defects. This warranty starts the day that the frame kit is shipped and is a 730 day period. The frame kit warranty covers the cost of freight for customers in the contiguous US (Alaska and Hawaii are not included), but not the cost of installation or assembly. For non-US customers, for both floats and frame kits, replacement parts themselves are covered under warranty, but the cost of freight is not included. If you receive a product and find a defect, please contact us as soon as possible and we will replace the part or parts after clear pictures of the defect or defects are received. Crash damage, misuse, and abuse are not covered under warranty.

Q: How is payment accepted?

A: For orders totaling up to $7000, we are able to accept payment via credit card, PayPal, check, or electronic bank transfer. Payment for orders totaling over $7000 must be in the form of a bank-to-bank wire transfer, ACH payment, company check, or certified bank check. Personal checks are not accepted for orders totaling over $7000. Payment is due at the time the order is placed, and no order will be placed into our production queue before payment is received. "Net" payment terms are not offered by Silver Lake Fabrication LLC. This is a steadfast company policy. All prices shown are in USD and are subject to change without prior public notice.

Q: How do returns and cancellations work?

A: Simply put, they do not work. We DO NOT accept returns and we WILL NOT cancel an order. We work hard to get orders out the door as quickly as possible and provide the best service that we can. This means that when you commit to a purchase, we have committed to fill the order in a timely manner. Once an order is placed, the money you've paid goes into materials and labor specifically for your order, and we don't get that back, even if you change your mind. We repeat, WE DO NOT ACCEPT RETURNS AND WE WILL NOT CANCEL ORDERS.