5 Perfect Pontoon Boat Tables To Maximize Your Summer Fun


pontoon boat table

A good pontoon boat table can make all the difference when you are enjoying your time out on the waves. After all, a pontoon boat table is what you need to hold your drinks in place. And that’s the most important thing about a pontoon table: it should be able to hold drinks and snacks and keep those drinks from tipping over when a wave crashes against the boat in choppy water.

The last thing you want to have is your beer bottles flying all over the place and potentially breaking on the deck. So, a good pontoon boat table should be sturdy as well as easy to assemble or disassemble at a moment’s notice.

Here are a few good options for you to consider.

JIF Marine Rectangular Ivory Table KIT

The JIF Marine Rectangular Ivory Table KIT is a good budget-friendly boat table.  Whether you are looking for a replacement pontoon boat table or simply looking to get a table to keep drinks and food on while you are out and about on the water, this rectangular ivory table is going to do the trick.

JIF Marine Rectangular Ivory Table KIT
  • Series rectangular ivory table kit
  • Dimensions 26"x28"x16"
  • Weight is 10 lbs

The set comes with a flush mount base and a 2-inch diameter pedestal. It has everything inside of it that you need to assemble the table including screws and bolts. Simply open the package make sure you have everything you need and then start assembling. 

The one thing to keep in mind is that the upper mount is molded into the table so if you have a pedestal all ready to go that you want to use it with, make sure to measure it first because it might not fit into the mold.

If you already have a mount that fits, then you won’t even need to use the nuts and bolts that come with the table to attach it. Simply remove the existing tabletop and attach this one to the flush mount that’s already in place. It is very easy even without instructions.

Shipping is super-fast and takes just 2 days. Shipping is also free.

If you are looking at this table and you say to yourself, “that looks a little flimsy,” then rest assured that it is not. This table is made of a very sturdy hard plastic that will withstand all weather conditions. It will not bend or break unless you put an extreme amount of weight on it.

The other thing to keep in mind is that the tabletop itself is only 10 lbs. despite its thick plastic and strong design. Also, the pieces fit together very tightly when assembled properly so make sure that you don’t do it by hand. To get the most out of the assembly, make sure to use the proper tools.

This table may be a little bit on the cheap side and it is not the most stylish looking appliance in the world. But it is meant for performance, not looks and you can be sure that it will last a long time.

Possibly the only downside to this table is that the cup holders are not very deep so sometimes taller water bottles and beer bottles may fall out of them when the boat rocks.

JIF Marine Rectangular Ivory Table Pros & Cons
  • Easy to assemble.
  • Lightweight.
  • Sturdy and durable.
  • Everything fits together snugly.
  • A little bit on the cheap side.
  • Cup holders are shallow .

Springfield Marine Rectangle Thread Lock Table

Springfield Marine Rectangle Thread Lock Table has a 27-inch aluminum locking thread lock post. The color is matte white, and it does come with a pedestal. Basically, this is a tabletop kit that has everything you need to get started.

Springfield Marine 1690107 Thread-Lock Table Package - 16" x 28" Rectangle
  • Rectangle Table Top: 16″ x 28″
  • Shape: Rectangular, 27″ Aluminum Locking Thread-Lock Post
  • Color: Matte White

As a budget-friendly pontoon boat table, the quality of this table is surprisingly high. Most people who buy it are very satisfied with their purchase and end up buying more accessories from this company.

One of the best things about this table is that it has a thread-lock set up which makes taking it apart and putting it back together with a breeze. It is very easy to use the thread lock system and this design makes it simpler to use than other pontoon boat tabletops.

In addition, this tabletop is nice and lightweight with a good pedestal system that’s very sturdy. The sturdy base will keep the tabletop in place even in a strong chop. The plate that attaches to the floor is also flat and will be flush with the floor so that when you remove the table there is nothing left to trip over.

However, sometimes the raw aluminum of the base is not properly machined or sanded smooth so that it doesn’t seal properly. This is a manufacturing issue that the seller can fix if you contact them.

The one downside to this table is that the tabletop rotates back and forth if it is not tightly attached, and there is no way to lock it in place to keep it from moving. This can be fixed with a little bit of a DIY effort but still, it’s something that would be nice for the manufacturers to fix in the next model.

Springfield Marine Rectangle Table Pros & Cons
  • Lightweight and sturdy.
  • Locking thread system for easy assembly and disassembly.
  • Bottom plate lies flush with the floor.
  • Aluminum and sometimes not machine properly by the manufacturer.
  • The table sometimes spins and there’s no way to lock it in place.

JIF Marine Octagonal Ivory Table KIT

At only 9 lbs. this JIF Marine Octagonal Ivory Table KIT is the perfect solution to your pontoon table needs. Sure, maybe the octagonal shape is not exactly the most traditional shape for a table but with eight sides that means that everyone will get a seat around it.

JIF Marine Octagonal Ivory Table KIT
  • Series octagonal ivory table kit
  • Dimensions 26"x28"
  • Weight is 9 lbs

Unlike other pontoon boat tables, this pontoon boat table has very good cup holders. The holes are very deep for holding drinks in choppy water. Since that is one of the most important things about a boat table, this table gets extra points for coming through in a big way on that aspect.

The post base is made of plastic and kind of cheap which is one downside of the kit.  Also, the pole looks nice, but its ends are sometimes eroded or ground down to get it to fit into the base. Probably the manufacturers roughed up the ends of the pole to stop the tabletop from rotating.

The downside to this method is that sometimes the pole will not fit perfectly into the base or the tabletop. And of course, when you stick it into the tabletop you might have trouble getting it back out again.

Another downside to this kit is that it does not include mounting screws. Usually, when you order a kit you expect to have all the pieces you need in one place. That is not the case with this kit.

JIF Marine Octagonal Ivory Table Pros & Cons
  • Strong durable plastic.
  • Deep cup holders.
  • The plastic base is cheap.
  • Does not come with screws or mounting attachments.
  • No instructions included.

Todd Oval Table Top (Table Top Only)

The Todd Oval Table Top is made with high-performance resin for long-lasting durability. It will last for many seasons on your boat and survive even the harshest weather conditions.

It features 4 recessed cup holders, but unfortunately, the cup holders are shallow and nearly useless. That is surprising because one of the main reasons to buy a pontoon boat table is so that you can keep your drinks from tipping over when a wave hits the boat. Sadly, this table will not help you in this regard.

It is designed to be disassembled and stowed away very quickly and easily. This is just a tabletop with no mount or pole included. You will have to supply your own table leg and screws as well as drill the holes for the screws.

Also, this product is a little thicker than other similar boat tables, so it will be a lot sturdier than similar models.  That is because the way this table is made is through a process called blow molding. That kind of molding creates strong plastic objects and this table is no exception.

The table also comes in a white cream or ivory colors. Make sure to choose the right color for your boat. If you try to return it to get the right color, you might get charged a restocking fee which can be high.

Todd Oval Table Top Pros & Cons
  • Very sturdy construction, more so than other tables.
  • White, cream and ivory colors.
  • Easy to mount and install.
  • Reasonable price.
  • The cupholders are very shallow and almost useless.
  • High restocking fee if you decide to return it .

Springfield Party Platter Table Package – 3 Piece

The Springfield Party Platter Table Package comes with three pieces of hardware and everything you need to set it up, including a pedestal and screws. It is oval and white, and the table mount is flush.

Springfield Marine 1690901 Party Platter Table Package
  • Compact design for small spaces and easy stowing.
  • UV protected marine grade white plastic
  • Five recessed cup holders

The one thing to keep in mind about this table is that it is very small. Note the measurements and make sure that they are what you were looking for. It is similar in size to many other pontoon boat tables, but its smaller size means that it might not be suitable for your purposes.

If you’re looking to host large parties with lots of people who will need places to put their drinks, then this might not be the table for you. At best this is a good table for a couple of drinks and some snacks. That’s it.

Otherwise, it is sturdy and easy to assemble. It comes with a pedestal and screws as well as the tabletop itself. Everything can be disassembled after use and easily stored away. Because it is smaller than usual it is easier to store.

Springfield Party Platter Table Pros & Cons
  • Comes with everything you need to assemble it.
  • Smaller size for easy storage.
  • Strong and sturdy.
  • Smaller than other tables.

Conclusion

The above pontoon boat tables are budget-friendly and sturdy.

Not all of them have deep cup holders however, so make sure you check cup holders will be adequate for your needs. The last thing you want to do is return a tabletop simply because the main feature of it (aka the cup holders) don’t work the way you want them to.

Also, make sure that, if the color of the table matters to you, that you get the right color. Some tables only come in a few colors or just white. Otherwise, most of the tables on this list should fit your budget and do the job well. And if you are looking for a little more than just a table, make sure you read about portable fire pit tables for your boat, that is definitely something awesome to consider.

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