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 GILLGETTER PONTOONS, Mini , Compact or Small  PONTOON BOATS IN OHIO 

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Russells Point, Ohio  43348
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COMPACT PONTOON BOATS by Apex Marine

Get back to the basics with our traditional style Gillgetter Classic compact pontoon boats. Built with the same robust construction as our Qwest models, these little guys pack a world of fun and quality in an affordable small package. As our smallest group of pontoon boats, the Gillgetter's make a perfect choice for use on smaller lakes, electric only lakes, restricted lakes and ponds. They are also light enough to be towed with many smaller vehicles and RV's.
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Apex Marine is the world’s foremost manufacturer of compact, small and mini pontoon boats. Thier Qwest & Gillgetter lines are highly regarded as the most desirable “Little” pontoons on the market. They offer the widest selection of layouts, models and options available in small pontoon boats. Thier boats are certified by the NMMA and represent nearly 18 years of quality and innovation. They are ideal for use on smaller lakes, electric only lakes, restricted lakes, or ponds. They are easy to trailer, easy to maneuver, and uniquely adapted to small outboards or for use as an electric pontoon. Thier pioneering designs offer unmatched luxury and value in a compact pontoon boat.

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While there are many reasons to consider a COMPACT or Mini pontoon boat, there are particular situations where they truly shine.

1. Electric Only Lakes:

Compact pontoon boats are ideally suited for lakes that only allow electric propulsion. Electric outboards are limited in horsepower and will perform better on the smaller size and weight of a compact pontoon.

2. First Time Buyers & Small Family:

Compact pontoons are a safe and affordable way to get into boating. Easy to manage and maintain. They are perfectly sized for small groups or families.

3. Lakes with Horsepower Restrictions:

Because of their smaller size and weight, compact pontoons perform better with less horsepower than larger boats.

4. Easier to Handle:

It’s easy to become intimidated or aggravated with larger boats that can be hard to dock or put on a trailer, especially in windy conditions. A smaller pontoon is more nimble, lighter and easier to maneuver. In particular, this can be a benefit to inexperienced boaters.

5. In Lieu of Aluminum V-Bottoms:

A compact pontoon boat can be just as versatile and affordable as an aluminum v-bottom boat but much more comfortable to be on. In addition, a pontoon’s flat deck allows you to get up and move around, has more room for coolers and gear, and sits higher making it easier to get in and out from a dock.

6. Easy to Trailer Small in size:

A compact pontoon is the perfect take along boat. It’s narrow width and light weight makes them easy to trailer. Many models can be pulled with mini vans and small SUV’s. They also work perfectly for pulling with motor homes. Anyone who has ever trailered a full size pontoon boat will certainly appreciate this feature.

7. Fits in Garage:

A compact pontoon boat can be stored where other larger pontoons cannot.

Construction Features & Benefits

COMPACT/MINI PONTOONS form GILLGETTER

Precisely Welded and Pressure Checked

Guarantees tubes are free from leaks. Tubes are precisely welded and sealed after checking with a plug that can also be used to drain the tube in case of condensation or damage.

A Protective Keel Runs the Full Length

Protective keel runs full length on tube bottom and leading edge of nose cone. It provides additional strength to the tube, protects against damage and aids in boat tracking.

Nose Cone with Splash Guard

Nose cone with integral splash guard eliminates the need for weld on fins that can bend or break. Robust design with leading edge keel.

.080", 5052 H32 Aluminum

Tubes are constructed with heavy gauge .080" aluminum protects against damage. Baffling at seams adds strength.

Pontoons Mounted Outside Deck Width

Pontoons outside deck width provide the maximum amount of stability and allows use of crank up style trailer on 7' wide models


FRAME of GILLGETTER PONTOONS

Dual Saddle Brackets

Each bracket is welded inside and out. Two brackets support each side of every cross channel with four contact points creating a well distributed and rigid attachment to each tube.

Brackets are Aircraft Grade Aluminum

Extruded style brackets made from 6063 T6 aircraft grade Aluminum are more uniform, harder and stronger than fabricated styles. They do not crease the material like formed brackets.

1/8" Cross Channels

1/8" Thick Extruded Cross Channels Made from 6063 T6 Aircraft Grade Aluminum with Large Radius on Inside Corners. Channels are more uniform, harder and stronger than fabricated styles. Extra material on radius strengthens corners. NO formed angles that can weaken and stretch raw material. Cross channels are set on 24" centers (extra channels added to support motor mount).

Channels on 24" Centers with Extra Channels Added to Support Motor Mount

Durable and solid platform that minimizes deck twisting and provides a smooth ride.


MOTOR MOUNT

Constructed Using 1/8" Thick Aluminum

Heavy duty design easily carries the load of today's larger 4-stroke outboards.

Four Stringers and (16) 3/8" Bolts

Most models have this supporting the motor mount, it provides maximum support and minimizes vibration.


RAILS AND GATES

Rails Shimmed Off Floor with Composite Spacers

This allows water to drain out at all locations and prevents mold build up along railings.

Full Length Gate Hinges

We utilize a heavy duty full length aluminum gate hinge with a stainless steel hinge pin that provides maximum support and reduces warping.

Dampening Liners

Rails incorporate neoprene foam liners to dampen vibration and prevent rattling.

Each Gate is Equipped with Pinch Protectors

Prevents potential damage caused by items being wedged between the gate and stationary wall section.


DECKING

3/4" Multi-Ply Treated XL Plywood Panel Decking

XL Plywood panels carry a lifetime warranty against rot and insect infestation. 3/4" multiple layer plywood is the preferred panel for top pontoon builders. Plywood is unsurpassed in its ability to provide a rigid, stable platform while offering natural sound and vibration dampening for a smooth ride.

Deck Trim Has Cross Channel Backing in Front and Rear

Supports deck trim and prevents bending, particularly important when loading and unloading with a crank-up style trailer


WIRING

Wiring harness is encased in a protective fire resistant plastic conduit. Wiring is run inside of tube brackets and secured with zip ties. Cross deck wiring is fastened at a minimum of every 18".

Protects from chafing, snagging and improves long term reliability.


UPHOLSTERY

33oz, SRT - Stain Resistant Top Coated Base Vinyls

Long lasting puncture resistant material treated to resist mold and mildew. Top coating makes vinyl stain resistant and easy to clean.

High Density Foam Designed to be Soft in the Back and Firm on the Cushion

Our seat bases are stronger and provide more room for storage and offer better ventilation - at the floor where needed most.

Fabricated Seat Bases

Our seat bases are stronger,provide more room for storage, and offer better ventilation - at the floor where needed most.

Vinyl Covered Seat Bases

Covered bases provide a finished look that is nicer than bare plastic.


HELM STANDS

Molded Fiberglass Helm Stands

Fiberglass is very strong and has lasting beauty and durability that will not fade, scratch and twist like rotomold plastic helms

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 Bud's Marine COMPACT/MINI/SMALL PONTOON BOAT  DEALER
St. Rt. 366 & Co. Rd. 38    Russells Point, OH  43348
sales@budsmarine.com  service@budsmarine.com
Phone:  800-FUN-BUDS  937-686-5555  937-843-2837
Fax:  937-686-7986
http://www.budsmarine.com