Custom built

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.

Why Aluminium

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.

Low cost

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.