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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Originally Posted by BryceGTX View Post
No the boats are built of aluminum because the goal was to produce a light boat that could be trailered.
That does not make sense an aluminium boat is not lighter than a cored fiberglass boat and a fiberglass boat is less expensive.

They are made from aluminum because they are as lighter as cored fiberglass boats and stronger. Heavy duty fishing boats are the ones made with aluminum, many used professionally.