Because we our boats are used in the toughest of environments, they are built stronger. That is why we only use 5086 H32 Grade Aluminum plate in our boats. A lot of builders use 5052 because it can cost up to 20% less. But 5086 is much stronger and more durable. Even our custom 3"x 5" IMS lifting strake extrusions are made from 5086 Aluminum.
All of our parts are also cut on a CNC router machine because of the higher quality surface edge is provides. Water or plasma machines often leave a very porous edge surface, which can lead to micro voids in the welding process.
Before starting a new design we work through principles in naval architecture to ensure all our vessels have the correct structural design, proper LCG & VCG & TCG locations, and proper waterline.
We also engineer all of the boats structural pieces to "egg crate" or interconnect. That is to ensure a perfect fit and add rigidity to the platforms.
Every piece of aluminum in the boat is engineering to be used in a specific location for a specific function. Each part is purpose built.
Our employees are the best and brightest in the industry. We have assembled a team of people who are highly skilled and highly educated in what it takes to build a high quality product that will last for generations while being used in some of the toughest situations. Our boats are built tougher because they are driven harder.
We choose to build our boats on a hull jig because it allows us to keep the hull plate extremely straight and true. The hull is the foundation that influences how the boat handles, drives, feels, and performs so it is critical that is straight and true to shape. Using a series of interlocking frames we reinforce the hull plate so that is can handle extreme slamming pressures. Running longitudinally down the center of the boat you will find two full height frames. These frames create one of the strongest known beam designs known to structural engineering; an I-Beam. This I-Beam design disperses the stresses from heavy slamming loads.
Our team is dedicated to researching the best products in the industry. We source only products that compliment the standards we choose to build our boats.