Megaware KeelGuard Debuts PontoonGuard
Megaware KeelGuard, Inc., a worldwide supplier of products designed to protect the smallest fishing boats to the largest Coast Guard fleets since 1992, announced today the launch of its newest boat protection product – PontoonGuard.
Constructed of a super-strong polymer composite, the patent-pending PontoonGuard is a do-it-yourself, reflective product that provides protection to the most vulnerable and exposed portion of the boat – the aluminum pontoon. The three-and-a-half-inch wide extruded PontoonGuard helps owners avoid damage from abrasion, impacts, dents and chaffing commonly caused by docks, piers, trailers and other boats. PontoonGuard is also designed to deliver added peace of mind by incorporating a special silver reflective 3M Scotchlite tape that is co-extruded into the product enhancing the visibility of the vessel in nighttime or low-light conditions when illuminated by a light source such as headlights or searchlights. Useful either on or off the water while beached, anchored, trailering or parked, the reflective tape is also used globally in firefighting and rescue operations. PontoonGuard not only protects pontoon tubes from damage, it adds a sleek, custom look to any vessel. PontoonGuard contours seamlessly to the tube, allowing for a tight seal against the aluminum body, which eliminates the need for messy sealants.
“The pontoon market has demonstrated unprecedented recent growth, at one point accounting for almost one in three new boats sold,” said David Shumway, president, Megaware KeelGuard. “These boats represent a sizeable investment for their owners, and we designed PontoonGuard to protect this investment. We stand behind the quality and value of every PontoonGuard sold and are proud of the well-earned reputation of our brand.”
PontoonGuard is available in two sizes. The 32-foot kit includes two 16-foot protectors for boats up to 21-feet, while the 40-foot kit includes two 20-foot protectors for boats up to 25-feet. The kits are priced at $369.93 and $439.95, respectively, and are currently available in gray and black. In December 2016, it will also be available in blue and red, with future additional colors based upon consumer demand. A patented burnishing tool for easy installation and simple instructions are included. Megaware KeelGuard, Inc. guarantees PontoonGuard for three years from the date of purchase.