What we think: Veranda boasts an all-aluminum deck of interlocking planks that is billed to be sturdy, light and free of twist and flex. The first time we boarded one was by leaping from another boat to change drivers. The boat bobbed down a tad, but didn't flex a measurable bit. To this day we're impressed with Veranda's design. It's one of the most innovative in pontoons, and it's patented.