Aluminium has long been recognized as the premier boat building material. From America's Cup yachts to Coast Guard & Harbour patrol boats to super Ferries & Sea Cats, aluminium has been the material of choice for decades.
Fibreglass is inexpensive and construction of fibreglass boats does not necessarily require a highly trained craftsman to build with it. as they are built from moulds. Fibreglass material is simply saturated with epoxies either sprayed or laid within the mould and left to dry. A "high quality" fibreglass boat simply uses more fibreglass to make [...]
As a boat material, aluminium excels in every important category… Weight: An all-welded aluminium boat weighs 1/2 to 2/3 the weight of a well "laid-up" fibreglass boat. Performance: Less weight means greater performance, better fuel efficiency and easier trailering. Durability: You can do things with a quality aluminium boat that you would never dream of [...]
To have an electrolysis problem certain conditions must be present. You must have two different metals in contact with the water. All of our boats are made out of a single metal, so they don't have this problem. The only metals in contact with the water are the aluminium's of the engine and the boat. [...]
The riveted boats are made from thin 1/16" aluminium. Rivets work loose as the thin metal flexes and leaks. Robust Boats are completely welded out of marine-grade 5086 aluminium alloy. They have no rivets to pop, no wood to rot and no plastic or fibreglass to break. Due to advances in technology, all our boats [...]
With aluminium being a lot lighter than traditional materials, you need less than half the horsepower needed to equal the performance of a traditionally built boat of equal size, this has two benefits, firstly you use less fuel, and secondly your engine will cost you a great deal less to purchase.