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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats
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.