Our range of aluminium vessels lend themselves to tremendous amounts of customization. we can start with a basic hull and easily change the length, beam, cabin layout, deck configuration, etc. to suit customer’s individual requirements.
A personalized approach
At Habbeke Shipyard, we make it our business to provide a personalized service, and to do it very well. We value integrity and trust in our relationships and we recognize that these traits form a strong foundation for greater achievement.
We believe that one size shouldn’t fit all and can tailor our approach to:
- Only custom built vessels including all wishes of the clients
- Provide specialist advice for clients facing specific challenges.
- The result must also be a user-friendly vessel and a member of the team is also active after delivery, making sure the boat performs to these previous expectations.
Aluminium is without question the most well reputed material for the construction of robust workboats. A relatively large craft built from aluminium will be lighter and stronger than if it where built from fiberglass. Marine grade aluminium has such high impact resistance, that our vessels can withstand a collision that would seriously damage other (fiberglass) vessels. Marine grade aluminium also has excellent corrosion resistance, in most cases aluminium boats will last up to 50 years in the harsh saltwater environment. Aluminium is by far the lowest maintenance material that could be used for boat manufacturing. Aluminium does not rust or rot. Residual values for aluminium boats are high – making overall cost of ownership low.
The initial outlay for an aluminium craft may be higher than that for a comparable steel or fiberglass build, that cost will quickly be recouped:
Hull maintenance typically amounts to a cursory visual inspection, regular cleaning and replacement of the sacrificial anodes. This should keep the hull looking like new in 10 years time.
Aluminium does not need any protective painting, and the majority of operators do not apply anti-foul – this saves the cost of regular rubbing down and re-painting. The money you will have saved having your steel boat repainted will more than pay back the difference.
As mentioned, aluminium vessels can operate with smaller engines than similar steel and fiberglass builds, offering a saving on the initial cost of an engine and superior fuel economy.
Aluminium vessels have a high resale value thanks to the long life and high durability of the material.