Having a REGENCY pontoon boat is like having a living room on the water. And to ensure the experience is a safe and stable as possible, we put a lot of thought into creating an extremely durable deck structure. It tarts with the M-shaped brackets attached to the top of the pontoon logs. The brackets act like the foundation of a house by providing a solid base for the extruded Z-bar cross members bolted to them. On the outboard sides, the brackets are full-length to provide added support along the full length of the boat. On the inside, though, they’re staggered to allow access to cables and wiring.
If the M-brackets are the foundation, the Z-bars are like the floor joists of the house. They run the full width of the boat and are variable spaced below the deck to provide support where needed without adding unnecessary weight. In addition, the Z-bars feature a box-beam structure to ensure there are no exposed fasteners below deck. Speaking of the deck—we use ¾”-thick, seven-ply, pressure treated marine decking that is warranted for the life of the boat. The deck is secured to the Z-bars with TEK fasteners that friction weld to the bars, creating a solid structure. In addition, every REGENCY features U-frame assemblies at the bow and stern that tie the Z-bars together and add even more strength.