By Peter Eleven
So you love fishing, and you want to get your own fishing boat. You’ve got a lot of choices to make. Why should you buy an aluminum boat instead of, say, a fiberglass boat?
What you want in a fishing boat is this. It needs to be tough. It needs to be low maintenance. It needs to be puncture resistant. It needs to last forever without spending hours working on it. It needs to be easily repairable. And it needs to be cost effective.
For me the best choice is a fishing boat made of aluminum. Aluminum has properties which make it the perfect material for building fishing boats. It is very light and strong for its weight, and can be easily welded, so it’s ideal for both building and repairing. It is extremely long lasting, and is very resistant to puncture. Now of course that doesn’t mean it can’t be damaged, as it can. But you need to hit it pretty hard to do some serious damage. And it lasts forever if treated right.
Because aluminum boats last for such a long time they also retain their resale value well. A used aluminum fishing boat I purchased two years ago is currently worth a little more than I paid for it.
There are plenty of good reasons to buy a used aluminum fishing boat and chief among them is that they are considerably less expensive than a new one, and retains its value well. So grab yourself a great used aluminum fishing boat and get fishing this summer. It’s the best way to get on the water.