Best 7 Benefits of using Aluminum Boats for Saltwater Fishing
Fishing is an excellent recreational water sport and a livelihood for many, and even experienced boaters are sometimes in a dilemma on which boat to choose while heading out for an expedition.
When compared to the steel and fiberglass boats, Aluminum fishing boats comes highly recommended in British Columbia for the following reasons:
Buying a boat isn’t cheap, and regardless of finding your perfect fishing boat for sale, it might still cost you some.
Due to massive leaps in technology and mass production, aluminum boats are 20 - 50% cheaper than their fiberglass counterparts.
2. Corrosion resistance
Saltwater fishing often entails a risk of corrosion to the boat. Aluminum metal, unless it comes in contact with other metal, does not corrode.
And in the case of two joined metals, apply a polymeric coating on the boat to chemically protect the hull and surface from corrosion due to electrolysis.
Apart from the polymeric coating, aluminum does not require massive maintenance routines. It is on the lesser spectrum regarding wear and tear and hence, the lesser strain on your pocket.
Just apply a good coat of paint at the bottom, and you are good to go.
The durability of an aluminum boat is comparatively higher due to lesser wear on the craft and hence helps with the resale value.
The malleable nature of the metal allows the boat to dent rather than crack while involved in crashes or accidents, saving the vessel from leaking or breaking.
Unlike fiberglass boats which are hard to detect and fix, these dents are easy to spot and fix during a routine washdown or check-up,
Rogue Jet Boats - Powder Coated and Baked twice at 420° - 3 times more corrosion & impact resistant than just painted boats.
Yes, aluminum boats are on the more challenging and sturdier side. But no, they are not heavy. The lightweight property of the material helps in easing the stress on the captain.
Generally, they are easy to handle, perform better on water, provides a shallow draft and use lesser fuel.
No boat can beat an aluminum vessel when it comes to fishing. The better angling capacity can help you reel in a substantial amount of catch with lesser time and effort.
6. New and improved
A variety of new and improved versions like Thunder Jet 24 Alexis Pro are now available on the market. This vessel comes with the lightest FourStroke V8 outboards from Mercury. Its 300HP power delivers efficient, reliable performance with the smallest boat motor measurements in its class.
Apart from that, it is orderable with a higher grade aluminum hull including 5086 Marine Alloy at the .250 inch bottom, a full Hard Top with Alaskan Bulkhead and Swing Door and Extended Running Surface to name the highlights. With advanced gears and updates, such boats offer maximum safety for boaters and passengers alike.
Thunder Jet sides are double-welded and formed to the bottom, providing a secure triangular structure helping in holding the shape and form of the boat. Added onboard and security features are a definite plus that makes this boat a hot commodity among boat traders in Canada.
Thunder Jet Alexis Pro - A hot commodity among boat traders in Canada
7. Safety index
The aluminum boats are one of the safest and can be handled by new boaters without major hitches owing to the metals’ malleable and ductile nature.
Properly welded cleats and heavy-duty keel guards are a must and should be carefully inspected before buying the boat.
Many famous boat brands like Thunder Jet and Brunswick Boat Brands build their aluminum boats in specific regards to saltwater fishing. Their ability to withstand corrosion in a saltwater environment and a wide range of price and style selection helps the boaters to choose their perfect pick.
For more information on aluminum fishing boats, contact Alberni Power and Marine, where our excellent bevy of staff is always at your service.