Fiberglass Boat 3.6 Meters
You’ve seen plenty of aluminum fishing boats, compared them to countless fiberglass center consoles, and poked and prodded through a number of bass boats made out of each material—but how are you supposed to know which is really best? Truth be told, aluminum and fiberglass boats each have their own advantages and disadvantages and which one is best for your own personal needs depends on your own personal priorities.
Fiberglass Boat Advantages
- Fiberglass boats tend to weigh more, so they generally have better seakeeping abilities and more stability than aluminum boats.
- Their higher weight means fiberglass boats don’t get easily buffeted by the wind, so they tend to drift slower and more predictably (a trait important to anglers, in particular).
- It’s easier to manufacture fiberglass into complex designs, so fiberglass boats can employ much more complex hull shapes with things like bow flare, steps, and variable-degree deadrise (where the aggressiveness of the V-shape changes in different portions of the hull).
- The ability to include complex shapes also means that fiberglass boats can have accessories like livewells, tackle stations, seating modules, and fishboxes, integrated right into the main structure of the boat.
- Many people feel the crisp, clean look of fiberglass can’t be beat.