Your boat’s serial number is located on a small plate that is riveted to the outside surface of the M-bracket on the starboard side, towards the back. The serial number begins with JBC followed by a sequence of numbers and letters. You will need this number when registering the boat or working with a dealer.
Moving down a bit, you’ll see the aluminum end cap that separates the panels and rails above from the pontoon logs below. The end cap covers the open ends of the extruded all-aluminum 2×6 planks, which interlock together to form a tightly held solid block of aluminum substrate. They also provide a bumper for added protection when docking or tying to other boats on the water.
Below the deck sits the full-length, enclosed M-brackets that join the deck to the pontoon logs. The M-brackets are capped and welded over to provide superior support and strength, eliminating stress caused by today’s large outboard motors.
Take notice of the angled plate welded by the nose cone. This is called a spray fin and is used to direct water downward when the pontoon is not yet on plane, keeping passengers dry and comfortable. Optional side keels used to provide additional protection for the logs are attached to the outside of the starboard and port side log and run the entire length.
The beautiful powder-coated rails offered on all Veranda Luxury Pontoons are fabricated in our sub-assembly department in Malvern, Arkansas. The individual rails are built per order.
The rail pieces are cut out of 1” tube aluminum, welded on jigs to form the fence sections, and powder coated to provide aesthetic beauty and long-lasting durability. Customers can choose from black, copper, gray, silver, or white.
Next, we insert 0.40 gauge thick aluminum panels into each section of the fence. It is helpful to note that the industry standard is .032 or even less, so you are getting increased strength and durability. They are crimped in place and riveted for added structural soundness and to reduce vibrations when running. The last step involves bending the corners to match the curve of the interior furniture they will be placed against. Available metallic fence panel colors include burgundy, bronze, champagne, black, indigo blue, pearl white, and charcoal.
The combination of panel color and powder-coated rails gives personality to your Veranda Luxury Pontoons. The fence design varies based on the series you purchased, but the same sound construction process is applied to all to ensure a lifetime of enjoyment. The new Relax/Fish Series Refresh introduced in 2021 brought about a more stylish, sweeping look to the rails, and added the opportunity to further customize your pontoon with the all-new 2-tone fence panels, which placed black panels on the aft fence and the color of your choice running from midship to the forward area of the fencing.
Our VP and Vertex Series include stainless steel inserts on the side panels and front gate.
Another new enhancement introduced in 2021 was the Versa Lounge exterior styling, available on VP, Vertex, and Relax Series. The new style includes a sweeping aft top rail design and provides improved aft visibility due to the lower overall fence height and plexiglass insert with an etched Veranda Luxury Pontoons logo.
Today we are going to discuss the features on the right side of your pontoon, which we like to call the starboard side. An easy way to remember the difference between starboard and port, which is the left side, is that the words port and left both have four letters in them. Starboard is the right side and port is the left side. This section will cover everything from the panels and rails down to the different design features on the pontoon logs underneath the patented all-aluminum, all-welded interlocking deck system.
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