Owning a boat is a fantastic way to enjoy the summer months. Whether you’re an avid angler or you just love the idea of soaking up the sun on the water, boats can supply the perfect getaway from your worries on land. However, when it comes to purchasing a boat, the possibilities can seem endless—and even a bit overwhelming. Fortunately, the advantages of an aluminum boat can make your choice a bit simpler.
Advantages of an Aluminum Boat
- Durability. Aluminum is a malleable but sturdy material ideal for boat construction. It is flexible enough for the process necessary to craft boat parts–especially boat hulls—but it is still strong enough to lower the risks of a puncture during a collision.
- Light in weight. Aluminum boats weigh just a third of what a steel boat with the same design would weigh. As a result, aluminum boats easily on the water and create only a shallow draft, which allows you to use less fuel. If you’re someone who likes to set out in different lakes and rivers, your aluminum boat is also much easier to move than a much heavier steel boat.
- Safety. Aluminum boats are built tough and can thus continue to operate safely and efficiently with proper upkeep. As mentioned, aluminum doesn’t puncture easily and will not catch fire.
- Minimal costs. Aluminum doesn’t rust, meaning you don’t have to worry about corrosion as you would with a heavier boat. If your boat ever does need repair, the associated costs tend to be much less than other common boat materials like wood or fiberglass. Aluminum boats are also relatively sustainable.
Hit the Open Water
If you’re looking for a boat that is strong, durable, and safe at a great price point, aluminum is a wise investment. At Rogue Jet Boats, we have been crafting durable, high-quality aluminum jet boats for over 35 years. Contact us today to learn more about how an aluminum boat can fit your lifestyle.