While the Quintrex ‘tinnie’ is the iconic image of an aluminium boat, this category goes way beyond a dinghy. Aluminium boats are available in a wide range of sizes, designs and layouts to suit different purposes and built to withstand harsh conditions.
Aluminium boats are great for fishing, general recreational boating, water sports and any other way you like to enjoy your boating. The range of aluminium hull boats include bowriders, centre consoles, open boats, cabin cruisers, half cabins, runabouts and they are available in a range of lengths.
In Australia, there are quite a few top quality aluminium boat manufacturers, giving buyers a great range options to purchase a locally-built product. The key to quality is in the engineering of the aluminium hull and that is where our local guys are excelling in R&D. We’ll cover off on just a few of the most popular.
TABS – Tough Aussie Boats: TABS feature Plate Hull Design which is fundamentally different to pressed aluminium plate boat. The company prides itself on its engineering prowess and advanced hull designs which deliver stronger boats. They offer a range of models available through select dealers across Australia. www.tabsboats.com.au
Quintrex is the name that even non-boaties will automatically associate with aluminium boats. The company began in 1945 and over 70 years has continued to invest in research and development, with their latest tech innovation, the Apex Hull design. Quintrex offer a large range of sizes and configurations, often matched with an Evinrude outboard. www.quintrex.com.au
Stessco has been in the aluminium boat market for over 25 years and continues to present a premium product, especially for fishers. www.stessco.com.au
Stacer offers 7 ranges of aluminium boats with over 74 models, so you will be spoilt for choice when deciding on which Stacer is right for you. From open boats for day trips through their Prolines range to models with cabins for those who choose to overnight on-board, Stacer offers a great collection of packages ready to go. www.stacer.com.au
Bluefin Aluminium Boats produce a great range from dinghies and punts through to top of the range sports fishing models. Bluefin offer great value with many items that others charge as optional extras, already standard kit on your Bluefin. www.bluefinboats.com.au
Horizon Boats produce over 80 models including family and lifestyle boats, sports fishing designs, basic dinghies, quality open designs and survey and commercial boats in their factory on Queensland’s Gold Coast. www.horizonboats.com.au
Formosa Marine boats are built to take on your offshore adventures or a comfortable family day on the bay with multiple models in Classic and Offshore designs. Hull strength and premium construction for safe and secure boating are hallmarks of this quality manufacturer. www.formosamarineboats.com.au
That’s just a small selection of the vast range of aluminium boats for you to consider. Enjoy your boat shopping and enjoy safe boating!