Aluminium Boats: Did You Know?

Did you know?
Marine grade 5083 aluminium has a working life of around 100 years.

Did you know?
Aluminium corrodes differently to steel.
It is common knowledge that unprotected steel will rust when it comes into contact with oxygen & water but did you know that the corrosion of aluminium results in a layer of oxidation that is airtight, rock hard & protective? As a result, anti-fouling and painting are not recommended for aluminium boats leading to lower maintenance costs.

Still interested?
Check out the Landing Craft LC-823 Aluminium Workboat for sale with Boatshed Plymouth.

This particular example, constructed in 2015 to MCA Workboat Code of Practice, has never been used.

Ideal for the transportation of goods & personnel, these vessels have been previously utilised for harbour debris clearance, removal of waste material from ships at anchor, rescue on flood plains & as an inter-island ferry in British Columbia.

Twin diesel engines would need to be supplied and fitted separately but 2 x 80hp outboards, with extra long shaft, would enable this vessel to achieve speeds of around 30 knots.

Price: £66,000 + engines + VAT

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