The marine industry is growing rapidly with the world’s leading yacht manufacturers investing millions with a vision to create more opportunities and innovative applications. Marine pontoons and buoys are important elements in the industry and hence has become crucial to understand the advantages and limitations of installing different types of pontoons. This blog will give you a brief summary of the types associated with pontoons that will help in making the best choice for your next pontoon venture!
Fiberglass – option?
Fiberglass is one of the recent types of floating devices and pontoons. It is lightweight and fairly durable, however, may not be the best-suited option for all weather conditions and locations. Some of its advantages include its excellent visual appeal, its superior performance on the water. However, if the pontoons are subjected to any kind of damage, they can be quite expensive when compared to the other types.
The foam filled pontoons are not hollow yet strong. Styrofoam filled floating devices are economical as weight affects the speed of the boat. the brighter side, this type is extremely cost-effective and requires low-maintenance, unlike fiberglass pontoons. In fact, repairing these are extremely easy as they are light-weight and easy to handle. Styrofoam certainly has an edge over Fiberglass as it is certainly
- It is cost effective
- Can take any form and hence there is no limitations to its shape
- It is ideal for long term use as it is permanent and durable
- Strong and even easy to repair
Given its advantages Styrofoam is ideal to build many floating devices especially floating houses, buoys and branding material like floating logos that are 3D designed and customized.