Freedom Boat Club's commitment to top-notch vessel protection extends beyond powerboats to the tranquil world of pontoons. Meet The Feisty Flamingo, a Princecraft Pontoon that called for robust hull protection. We delve into Freedom Boat Club's choice of Hull Pro for The Feisty Flamingo and why Hull Pro proves to be an ideal solution for safeguarding pontoon hulls.

Why protecting pontoons matter

Pontoon boats, like The Feisty Flamingo, hold a unique place in the boating world. Their spacious decks and comfortable seating make them a popular choice for leisurely cruises and social gatherings. However, protecting a pontoon is just as vital as safeguarding any other vessel, and Hull Pro offers several compelling reasons why:

  • MAXIMUM DURABILITY

    Hull Pro boasts exceptional durability, ensuring long-lasting protection for pontoon boats. Its robust composition resists wear and tear, reducing the need for frequent recoating and maintenance. The Feisty Flamingo can glide through the water season after season without the worry of hull deterioration.

    ENHANCED PERFORMANCE

    Hull Pro goes beyond protection; it can enhance a pontoon's performance. Its hydrophobic properties reduce water resistance, resulting in improved fuel efficiency. This translates to more cost-effective and eco-friendly journeys on the water, making The Feisty Flamingo's outings even more enjoyable.

  • REDUCED MAINTENANCE HASSLES

    Regular cleaning and upkeep become more straightforward with Hull Pro's smooth surface. This minimizes the time and effort required for keeping the pontoon in pristine condition, allowing boat owners to focus on enjoying their time on the water.

    ECO-FRIENDLY EXCELLENCE

    Hull Pro's biocide-free formulation aligns perfectly with responsible boating practices. The Feisty Flamingo's adventures leave a minimal ecological footprint, ensuring that the serene waters it navigates remain pristine.

When compared to other pontoons in FBC’s fleet, soft growth was visible and present on quite a few vessels, as well as impact damage from knocking against docks. Hull Pro can protect against impact damage, make soft fouling easier to clean and allow FBC to save on costly maintenance and repair.

PREVENTING SOFT GROWTH AT FREEDOM BOAT CLUB: PRINCECRAFT PONTOON

Choosing hull pro for pontoons instead of bottom paints

For a pontoon to accept bottom paint, saltwater vessels require a 2-part primer that is extremely hazardous for human use and handling. Exposure to this primer may cause brain damage and lead to other health issues.

Painting pontoon hulls is a labor intensive 3-step process. The dangerous 2-part primer must be applied, then a second primer is added a day later, and on the third day after curing, a copper biocide-loaded black topcoat is applied. Applicators must wear respirators and hazmat suits just to handle product during application.

The limitations of the application methods for these pontoon primers and bottom paints are both costly, labor intensive, health hazardous, and limiting in color choices. The results after 2 years in the water show the 3-layer coating wears off sacrificially without providing any added protection to the vessel hull.

PREVENTING SOFT GROWTH AT FREEDOM BOAT CLUB: PRINCECRAFT PONTOON

HULL PRO ON THE FEISTY FLAMINGO

UNPROTECTED PONTOON HULL

Protecting your investment

Pontoons are an investment, and protecting that investment is crucial. Hull Pro's durable coating extends the lifespan of the pontoon's hull, safeguarding its value for years to come. Although soft fouling may attach itself to the Hull Pro-coated hull, cleaning is much easier with a gas-powered pressure wash, or by diving and scrubbing the vessel often.

The reduced maintenance and repair needs, paired with an improved fuel efficiency can lead to significant cost savings over time. Boat owners can redirect those savings towards more enjoyable aspects of boating.

Pontoon enthusiasts often appreciate the tranquility and natural beauty of the waters they navigate. Hull Pro's eco-friendly properties ensure that The Feisty Flamingo's voyages have a minimal impact on the delicate marine environment, preserving the picturesque settings for generations to come.

PREVENTING SOFT GROWTH AT FREEDOM BOAT CLUB: PRINCECRAFT PONTOON

maintaining excellence with hull pro

While soft fouling may occasionally make an appearance on The Feisty Flamingo's hull, Freedom Boat Club's dedicated maintenance team stands as the guardian of Hull Pro's excellence. Regular dives and meticulous cleaning ensure that Hull Pro's coating continues to perform at its best, protecting the pontoon's beauty and longevity. This commitment to upkeep ensures that every voyage aboard The Feisty Flamingo remains a picture of excellence.

Freedom Boat Club's choice to protect The Feisty Flamingo, a Princecraft Pontoon, with Hull Pro is a testament to the versatility and excellence of Hull Pro in safeguarding a wide range of vessels.

Pontoon owners can now enjoy the benefits of enhanced protection, simplified maintenance, improved performance, and eco-friendly boating, ensuring that every outing aboard The Feisty Flamingo is an unforgettable experience.