PERFORMANCES AND CHARACTERISTICS

aluminium alloy boats are ideal for the most demanding professional use.
The resistance to traction and shocks of the aluminium used for boat building is twice higher than reinforced fibreglass.
The picture below shows a test carried out on a glass fibre (b), and aluminium (c) sheet. A 15-kg weight was dropped from a height of 50 cm: the abs and glass fibre sheets were penetrated, whereas the aluminium sheet only suffered a dent.

SAFETY:

thanks to its structural characteristics, aluminium features a good absorption of hits and resistance to abrasions.
In case of impact it does not crack, nor crumble: it circumscribes the damage within a limited area, avoiding the expansion of a possible leak. Thanks to these characteristics, aluminium alloy allows the boat to beach without causing damage, which may compromise its safety and efficiency, thus facilitating rescue and extraordinary operations.

ALUMINIUM ALLOYS

 have been used for many years to build both professional and leisure boats, such as: patrol boats, ocean sailing ships, mega-yachts, etc., because of their high resistance and lightness. The boats built with these aluminium alloys are highly performing, extremely durable in time and they require a minimum and easy maintenance. The specific weight of aluminium is 2.7 kg/dm3 – approx. one-third of the weight of steel. Fibreglass, instead, weighs approx. 2 kg/dm3 (abs approx. 1.1 kg/dm3) but the thickness of the fibreglass boats is four times higher than marine aluminium alloys. Therefore, a fibreglass boat is much heavier than an aluminium alloy boat.

THE ADVANTAGES

quick attainment of the plane at lower speeds
substantial fuel saving at cruising speeds
aluminium can be 100% recycled.
improved safety
improved reliability
improved functionality