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We helped pioneer the introduction of King Starboard and now use over 3 million lbs of the plastic sheet annually. Our large production runs give us the unique flexibility to offer cut to size Starboard sheet material at affordable prices. » View More

King Starboard

The leading marine-grade plastic sheet material, King Starboard is impervious to UV and moisture so it will never fade, rot or delaminate, yet requires no special tools or skills to fabricate with. As the world’s leading fabricator of King Starboard, Boat Outfitters is able to ship even custom cut orders usually within one to three business days. » Read More

Shop Cut-to-Size Material by Color 

Explore these color options when looking for custom cuts or full sheets.

Not sure about color?

We offer a wide array of colors to match the most common boat gel coats and marine colors schemes. Explore the color options and guarantee a perfect match with a sample chain.  

Shop Specialty Starboard Shapes and Cuts

As the world’s leading fabricator of King Starboard, Boat Outfitters can cut or fabricate virtually anything to your individual specifications. Particular pieces, though, have proven so popular over the years that we now offer them as semi-custom parts to save time and money. Just choose your dimensions and color below.

Need a custom shape?

Contact our Design & Engineering team to start a custom cut or unique project.

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What is King Starboard

Revered for its versatility, and durability, King Starboard is the most popular plastic sheet material used in the marine industry. It is composed of High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) and infused with UV inhibitors, meaning it can never rot, delaminate or fade. Starboard comes in a variety of colors with a textured surface that hides minor scratches and offers some amount of non-skid.

Benefits of King Starboard

King Starboard is relied on to withstand the harshest outdoor conditions because it’s incredibly strong, durable, and long lasting. Unlike teak and other woods, starboard doesn't need regular maintenance and will never delaminate or disintegrate when exposed to UV, humidity or water. Additionally, King Starboard is very easy to work with and can be fabricated with standard woodworking tools. These unique qualities combined with a wide selection of colors and a visually pleasing matte finish make starboard a great option for countless projects.

What we do with King Starboard

As the world's leading fabricator of King Starboard we pride ourselves on our experience and knowledge of this versatile material. King Starboard has become the industry standard for the fabrication of tackle boxes, rod holders, access doors, filet tables, tool holders, and a wide variety of other marine products. Beyond marine, King Starboard is an ideal material for the construction of anything that requires long-term weather resistance. We've supplied starboard for everything from custom outdoor furniture, art installations, and even animal enclosures for a national zoo.

The Ultimate Guide to Working with King Starboard

Learn from over 30 years of fabrication experience the tips and tricks for working with King Starboard using only conventional woodworking tools.

Limitations of Starboard

Although starboard has many advantages, working with the material does present a few limitations to consider. Due to its compositions, the material:

  • Cannot be painted
  • Cannot be sanded
  • Cannot be glued
  • Must be supported when spanning large distances

Alternatives to Starboard

There are some projects where starboard is not your best option. For example, Coosa Board is better for transoms and decks due to its rigidity and comparably lighter weight. Similarly, some customers prefer accessories with a high-gloss finish that matches the boat's gel coat. For these customers, acrylic is the better choice. Lastly, for applications where the material will be visually hidden (upholstery substrate for example), using Starboard would be unnecessarily expensive and lower cost Expanded PVC is a better value option.

How to order

We purchase and fabricate more starboard than anyone else in the world (over 76,000 sheets in 2020!). This high volume allows us to accommodate any order, large or small, with fast lead times and low prices. Custom cuts and full sheets are available 24/7 at Boatoutfitters.com, if you need help placing an order or have any questions we have a team of experts here to help.

Let Us Help You Decide!

Whether you’re a seasoned DIY-er or someone looking for an already assembled build, Boat Outfitters has a team of experts ready to help with your next project. Give us a call to get your project started! 866-633-7961

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