Congratulations to Xpress Boats, who recently received a patent for a pontoon they designed for their Veranda line of pontoon boats. Here are some pages of the patent I obtained for them, which convey some of the ideas underlying what they’ve invented:
The purpose of these new pontoons is to lift the boat out of the water faster and permits the boat to stay on plane easier. These pontoons greatly improve performance over typical round pontoons.
See http://www.verandamarine.com for more information on Veranda’s luxury line of pontoon boats.