Why to use King Starboard Marine Board for your Boating Project

by boat3545 on January 9, 2013

King Starboard - Boat OutfittersBoat Outfitters uses King Starboard marine board in the majority of products. Here’s why you should use King Starboard in your next boating project.

King Starboard is the original marine grade polyethylene, high-density marine board. King Starboard marine plastic is well known as the marine industry standard when it comes to high quality plastic boards. The marine board is made from a proprietary process known as K-Stran®, the most advanced manufacturing process known for producing consistently flat continuous sheets. King Starboard marine board is stabilized to hold up in the harshest of outdoor marine environments. Unlike other marine board material King Starboard plastic boards will not rot, deteriorate or discolor. This makes for an ideal marine plastic well suited for boating and marine use.

One of the major advantages of any marine plastic is the installed cost of plastic boards is well below that of other marine materials such as teak, and fiberglass. King Starboard is easy to work with and finishes nicely using standard wood working tools, including our advanced CNC routers. Design changes are very easy when using plastic boards especially when you consider the cost. Another plus is that King Starboard sheathing maximizes the yield per square foot of material thus reducing your overall project cost.

Boaters and manufacturers have long realized the advantages of the King Starboard low-maintenance finish. The high grade marine plastic board is easy to clean and maintain. The matte finish used in King Starboard plastic boards makes hiding scuffs and scratches easy. Since the marine board does not fade the color and finish will last a lifetime.

Marine Plastic Uses | Boat Outfitters

Some of the most popular uses for King Starboard marine plastics includes: boat hatches, boat doors, frames and trims, rod holders, drink holders, tool holders, dock boxes, countertops, tables, and boat accessories. Virtually any use that includes a flat marine board can be made with King Starboard. We at Boat Outfitters make our custom tackle centers, dock fish cleaning station, custom boat doors, and swim platforms from King Starboard marine plastics.

King Starboard Colors | Boat OutfittersKing Starboard marine plastic comes in a variety of colors including White/White, Artic White, SeaFoam, Sea Pearl, SanShade, Light Gray, Dolphin Gray and Black.

Boat Outfitters takes using and ordering King Starboard marine plastic sheets to a new level. While many marine plastic dealers only sell full sheets Boat Outfitters makes it possible to custom order all plastic boards in the sizes that best fit your needs. This increases the cost savings of using King Starboard marine board even greater. Boat Outfitters offers custom sizes as well as their most popular stock sizes which really makes ordering from the very easy. Since Boat Outfitters is the largest distributor of King Starboard there is no need to worry about pricing, they pass along their bulk buying power right to you. Boat Outfitters sells other marine board too – check out their handy guide to choosing the right marine board.

If you’re wondering what type of material to use for your large or small boat or marine project look no further than King Starboard. They produce the easiest to use, most reliable marine board in the industry. For your complete buying resource visit website where ordering is easy; just go to Boat Outfitters and click on Plastic Sheet. There you will find all of the information needed for your project.

{ 10 comments… read them below or tell us what you think. }

Brian Warren July 27, 2014 at 11:51 pm

I would like to lay one sheet onto my boat deack. The dimensions are approx 6’6″ by 18′. Do you have the capability to produce such a sheet of 1/2 Marine board grey textured is a plus. Thanks, Brian Warren


boat3545 August 7, 2014 at 12:52 pm

Hey Brian,

I wish that was something that we could do for you. Unfortunately the largest sheet sizes available are the 54″ x 96″ sheets that we have listed on the Boat Outfitters website. One option you might consider is using a plastic welder to connect your seams should you decide to go with starboard. You can find this information on the website at the link below.



Jamie hurst March 4, 2014 at 12:13 am

What is the largest size starbord comes in ?


boat3545 October 29, 2015 at 3:06 pm

Hey Jamie,

Starboard comes in 54″ x 96″ sheets that vary in thickness from 1/4″ thick to 1″ thick.

We can help you cut down these sheets if needed or supply you with full sheets as well.

Give us a call and we would be happy to assist you.

(866) 633-7961


Colorless May 10, 2013 at 1:05 pm


I’m building a fishing boat made of plastic. What kind of plastic do you recommend? And also, do you ship here in Philippines? Thanks.


boat3545 May 24, 2013 at 3:37 pm

Hi, I’m not really sure which type of plastic would be best to build a boat with. I would suggest fiberglass for the best results although there are heavy duty plastics that are used to build small boats but I’m not sure what type is used.


Jack Doyel April 30, 2013 at 3:48 am

Is starboard an appropriate material for a backing plate for cleat installation?


boat3545 May 24, 2013 at 3:25 pm

Hi Jack, yes, you could certainly use King Starboard to fabricate a backing plate for a cleat. 1/4″ would probably work just fine for that. You can use normal woodworking tools on King Starboard as well which makes it easy to work with. Please let us know if you have any other questions.


Phil Panepinto March 18, 2013 at 4:22 pm

I need a starboard table for a chaparral signature 260.


boat3545 March 19, 2013 at 2:48 pm

Hi Phil,

We’d be happy to build a table for you. If you could send us a couple of pictures of the area, we can discuss how the table would need to be supported.

Our phone number is 866-633-7961.


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