FULL CORE HULLS
Sandwich construction boats are lighter and stiffer than their single-skin counterparts due to a honeycomb core, making them more suited to high performance use. Although still pretty resilient, a very stiff hull of this type of construction is a little more susceptible to damage from bangs and knocks. Full core construction is utilized in our Medalist/Explorer A+ and International/Explorer A models. Click images to enlarge.
SINGLE SKIN HULLS
Single-skin construction boats tend to be hard-wearing with a little ‘give’ in the hull which helps absorb the odd knock in the boathouse or while being transported. They are a little heavier, but are ideal for novice crews and general club use where the boats are likely to take some general punishment, but still perform when needed. Single skin construction is utilized in our Competitor/Explorer B, Club Racer/Explorer C, and Club Trainer/Explorer D models. Click images to enlarge.
Pre-preg fabrics are created with computerized machines that infuse fabric with preset amounts of resin, resulting in precise laminations.
The process of Hard-coating Aluminum (Type III Anodization) results in a super hard finish, protecting against corrosion and abrasion.
Made under multiple tons of pressure, these small parts are extremely durable, lightweight and have a durable epoxy finish.