Light, strong, robust and durable, easy to repair and maintain, aluminum is the ultimate choice material for shipbuilding.
- Lightness and resistance
Aluminum construction allows hulls and superstructures to be built both strong and light. Additionally, with its exceptional properties of strength and resistance, an aluminum hull can take more of a beating than a polyester one for example. An aluminum boat is therefore safer and better suited to blue water sailing.
Aluminum also offers the advantage of an incomparable longevity.Â Little maintenance is required and the structure doesnâ€™t deteriorate over the years. An aluminum boat doesnâ€™t have a lifetime limit. Another major asset of aluminum is its remarkable resistance to corrosion.
- High resistance to corrosion
Aluminum is used in the nautical industry for a long time now and has always demonstrated its high resistance to corrosion and to the structural fatigue. The number of aluminum boats is very important and we donâ€™t know boats having been scrapped because of corrosion. The state of the current knowledge does not allow to determine the life cycle of a structure in aluminium, and to simplify, the experts consider its longevity as permanent.
The possible problems of galvanic corrosion on aluminum hulls are due to electrolysis and to the contact between aluminum and stainless steel parts.
The Alumarine Shipyard boats are carefully built to avoid any contact of the stainless parts with the aluminum. Electricity is carried out professionally in bipolar with insulation transformer and leak tester. Cables are in H07 RN-F marine quality and protected in shafts and pipes to avoid wear due to a friction.
The robustness of an aluminum hull is reassuring. It doesnâ€™t creak at sea and doesnâ€™t smell.
- Customized accommodation
Aluminum offers more freedom when planning the accommodation. Thus, it is possible to adapt each boat to the specific needs of the owners.Â It is quite conceivable to modify the layout or even the superstructures.
Safety at sea is a major concern for every owner.Â Aluminum doesnâ€™t burn in the atmosphere and doesnâ€™t fuel a fire.
- Resale value
Aluminum boats are extremely sustainable and keep their value on the resale of the boat, because the structure does not wear out and does not deteriorate in the time.
A very good environmental result! in contrast with composite, aluminum is fully recycled at end of life.
Moreover, it generates little secondary pollution because of the minimal maintenance it requires.
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