Aluminium Pontoons

Aluminium Pontoons

System 2000

The unique modern design of System 2000 floating pontoons comprises special aluminium extrusions, hardwood decking and concrete floats. It has been developed as a result of Walcons continuous research programme and practical experience in aluminium pontoon design and manufacture over the past 35 years.

The System 2000 pontoon design has the following features:

  • Aluminium structure using specially commissioned extrusions
  • Tried and tested Walcon expanded polystyrene floats encased in fibre concrete
  • A modular pontoon design enabling most floating platform and walkway layouts to be achieved using standard units
  • Complete flexibility of finger pontoon positioning
  • Full provision for the increasingly complex service requirements of modern marinas and yacht harbours
  • A sensible blend of durability and economy
  • A marina pontoon system suitably robust for use in most sheltered harbour sites worldwide
  • Reinforced versions providing higherVarious freeboards and greater live loadings are available

Durable aluminium structure

Considerable care has been taken through extensive long-term testing to ensure that the aluminium alloy used is suitable for use in marine environments. A series of tests were conducted on System 2000 modular pontoon prototype units to establish their structural adequacy.

Easy maintenance

Maintenance services are often an afterthought in marina construction and floating pontoon systems, but easy access to cables and pontoon connections during installation and subsequently for maintenance saves money.

System 2000 floating walkways can be fitted with continuous ducts running along both sides of the platforms which give direct access to services and connections without the need to remove decking.

Standard range

The standard range of interconnected units is comprised of walkway and finger units with a nominal unloaded freeboard of 500mm and 300mm draft.

The walkway units may be used for the main concourse and piers of a marina as well as for many other pontoon applications. Standard lengths are 11.46 and 7.46 metres, and standard widths are 1.73, 2.03 and 2.64 metres.

Cantilevered finger units are used in conjunction with walkway units to create individual berths. Standard lengths are 4.5, 6.0, 7.5, 9.0 and 10.5 metres. Units are made in a tapered splay design with a minimum width of 760mm. Longer units are available but will be parallel sided and require the support of an end pile.

  System 2000 Photo Gallery

Aluminium articulating finger pontoons

These special floating pontoons have been developed specifically developed for locations with limited water level variation and are installed against quay walls in rivers or harbours either with articulating pontoon joint or with an end pile. Aluminium articulating finger pontoons are comprised of an aluminium frame with a hardwood deck and are supported on concrete floats. The product is suitable for use either as a river pontoon or a quayside pontoon and is available with an end pile or as a cantilever from the quay wall.

The aluminium articulating finger pontoon has the following features:

  • All welded aluminium structure
  • Tried and tested Walcon expanded polystyrene floats encased in fibre concrete
  • Hardwood decks and fenders
  • Articulating pontoon joints
  • Maximum live load of 1.25kN/m²

  Articulating Finger Pontoon Photo Gallery

Due to a policy of continuous product development, Walcon reserve the right to change specifications without prior notice.

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