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Why DNA Boats



Our desire to strive for the perfect balance of stability, soft dry ride and space has led us to our latest concept. The X-Series pontoon hull.

The first issue we addressed was to make a Pontoon hull wider. The key element to doing this was to achieve a wider beam but not require additional horse power to push a wider surface through the water.

We did this by adding tapered down turned chines to the hull. By doing this we could step the pontoon out further to increase internal beam and usable space. This also meant that the pontoons were slightly lifted so not to cause additional drag in the water once planing.

The tapered chines are better able to deal with spray deflection as they are a nice flowing curve with a more aggressive downturn than what has been able to achieved by relying on pontoons alone for this task.

This in turn makes a much drier ride as spray is thrown further from the boat and in a more downward direction.


DNAs Signature Tapered Pontoon design is unique in that the pontoons taper towards the bow. Although a difficult feature to manufacture, this is made easier by Computer Aided Design and precision CNC Router cutting. This feature Jason says also makes them a sharper and more aesthetically pleasing boat.

This unique pontoon design delivers a a smoother, softer and more comfortable ride due to not having a much larger bulky mass to punch through the waves. This combined with DNAs X-Series tapered chines delivers an overall superior ride when compared to other Positive Buoyancy Chambered boats.

Pontoons during assembly are divided into individual air tight chambers. The lower hull floor plates and substructure also form an additional air tight floatation chamber along the full length of the keel area. This combination gives unrivalled strength and creates a virtually unsinkable hull.


Our X-Series pontoon hulls feature a full flat floors. This means no raised angular section of hull beyond the edge of the floor to pontoon transition.

Our X-Series hulls gain an additional Toe space that allows you to hook your feet in underneath the pontoon section giving you a more positive grip stance and allowing you closer to the edge. This means you do not have to lean out as far before your upper legs are secured and braced against the gunnels.


Our range of XHT Hard Tops feature an optically correct curved glass front Windscreen for wide and unrestricted vision. Combine this with swept curved paneling and precision tapered folds to create a superior aesthetic to our Aluminium boats.


Weld quality, strength and cosmetic appearance is something the DNA team pride themselves on in both processes of GTAW (TIG) and GMAW (Mig) Welding.