Versatile Boat Build. Providing Fishing During Extreme Sea Conditions

Versatile Boat Build. Providing Fishing During Extreme Sea Conditions

Extreme fishing enthusiasts do not want to be stopped by harsh sea conditions.

Large waves, with heights of 2 meters and up to 7 meters in length, would prevent most smaller vessels from staying out at sea.

Designing and engineering a new boat is needed to operate safely within these severe sea conditions.

When building a new boat, you want to ensure the substrate can hold up to saltwater and potential penetration from sharp objects at sea and whilst mooring the boat.

A boat was designed for use in demanding conditions of the sea. With the primary purpose of fishing under all

conditions, the boat measured 5.7 meters long, 1.2 meters wide internally and 1.8 meters wide externally.

A Robust Coating Solution

The finished boat is very economical. At a speed of 40 km / h, the fuel consumption is only 19 litres. The maximum speed is 60 km / h. The most economical speed is 38 km / h, with a fuel consumption of 15 litres.

The boat, constructed of aluminium alloy with two inflatable sponsons, is incredibly lightweight. With a load capacity of 1200 kg, the boat can comfortably carry eight passengers.

The boat engineer decided on LINE-X XS-350 for the exterior and interior coating. LINE-X XS-350, a pure polyurea

with high-grade chemical protection, protects the aluminium from saltwater whilst providing a puncture-resistant layer for the sponsons. LINE-X also has the advantage of a skid-resistant, textured finish, providing excellent grip on the boat deck.

A polyurethane topcoat (Dupont Imron 700) was applied over the XS-350 to provide resistance to UV colour fade.

Customer Feedback

When building the boat, the experience of the Scandinavian countries, Australia and New Zealand, was used.

“I believe that for its size, it is the best boat for operation in severe sea conditions with a wave height of up to 2 meters and a wavelength of up to 7 meters.” said the boat owner.

After a year of use in severe sea conditions, the boat has shown itself worthy.

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