How Long Do Pontoon Boats Last?

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Boats, as we know, have been in use for hundreds of centuries. And we’ve all seen boats that have lasted for a couple of generations already and are still working great.

Well, how about pontoon boats?  How long do pontoon boats last? Let us help you answer that today!

Do Pontoons Wear Out?

Yes. Just like any other type of boat, pontoons are also bound to have mechanical and structural damages over time.

But unlike other types of boats, there is less wear and tear on pontoon boats. Because pontoon boats are lifted by the buoyancy of the tubes there is less damage on the hull.

Pontoon Boat Lifespan

Average lifespan of pontoon boats is around 10-20 years.

The lifespan of pontoons may vary depending on its;

Brand Construction & materials How well you keep up with maintenance Fresh vs saltwater usage How often it is used

How do I protect my pontoon boat?

If you want to go on enjoying the water in your pontoon for many years to come, there are necessary steps to keep your pontoons in top shape.

Clean your pontoon regularly

Cover your boat when not in use

Routine Maintenance 


Salt Water maintenance

Perform Engine Maintenance

Battery care

Pontoon boats are an excellent investment, especially for those who love to spend time on the water. With proper care and maintenance, your toons can last for many years.