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Albury Brothers Boats are built to last, and provide solid confidence when the sea gets angry. The last thing any boat owner needs is a rattle-trap with lots of maintenance. Our boats are quite heavy in the bottom and get progressively lighter above the waterline, resulting in a craft of moderate weight for it’s size. The bottom laminate is over 1” thick, hand laid, solid glass. This heavy 24 oz. woven roving absorbs impact energy and creates the mass requited to punch through waves. The massive top-hat stringers are made of the same material, then fully glassed into the boat from stem to transom, chine to keel, and filled with foam. The hull sits in the mold at least 7 days, under vacuum, to ensure it’s shape.
Above the waterline, a gradual shift in the lamination schedule takes place; from heavy woven rove to cross-linked PVC composite core and 17 oz. bi-axial glass. Strength is maintained while weight is reduced, resulting in a stable, well-balanced vessel, with a low center of gravity. At Albury Brothers, the liner is vacuumed to the hull and stringers to create a void-free, fully bonded structure. The deck and console are mechanically and chemically bonded to this structure. We attach the hard or T-top to our console, giving you more room with less to trip over. We also do our best to get rid of latches, hinges, screws, hooks, bungy cords, valves, etc. All of this fluff corrodes, deteriorates, loosens, breaks and requires maintenance. With a Albury Brothers Boat, the days of coming back from your summer cruise, with a long maintenance list, are over. That’s why Albury owners keep their boats, year after year.