At Anglapro we started our design process by contemplating you! What seats would you prefer to sit in, how would you like your dash laid out, what fishabilty needs do you have? From there we got started on building a good hull. So in short we built the boats backwards starting from the driver seat and finishing with the hull. So the result is love at first sight with the layout, then you get in and head for the horizon and it’s all smiles because the boats just perform in all conditions!
We keep our hulls simple by design. We know a hull must achieve 4 main results:
1) Plane easily with minimal hole shot effort
2) Corner comfortably
3) Offer stability at rest
4) Be comfortable underway though choppy seas
Manufacturers have often focussed on one aspect of these 4 areas and made a mess of the other 3 in order to have a marketing pitch on their hull. Overall, our hulls achieve a tick of approval in each category. Individually our hulls slide up and down the scale for each of the 4 categories for example a Bandit will score higher in comfort underway than an Outlaw but an Outlaw will score higher points in stability at rest than the Bandit. Each hull has an individual purpose for their use so we apply a different approach to their designs.
Because most people will never see under the floor of an Anglapro, lets have a look. The spine of an Anglapro is its keel. We build our boats with an internal keel system because a hull is designed to skim across the water not track like a yacht. External keels catch in following and cross following seas causing broaching and bow steer problems. (This is when the bow of a boat suddenly adopts the role of a rudder, steering the boat unexpectedly as the hull catches the top of wind chop or a wave taking the steering momentarily away from the engine).
Aluminium boats with excessive V in the bow or external keels are prone to this problem and need extra trim range to keep the nose clear of the water. Anglapro hulls have a consistent dead rise angle and no aspects to cause bow steer. They also have a mild rocker or “lift” to make bow clear the water line easy, and minimise unnecessary drag.
Off the keel we have a series of ribs or “frames” which are the skeleton of the hull. They are spaced from between 250 – 300mm a part depending on the hull to minimise hull flex and give rigid hull support. This gives a softer and more responsive feel to the performance of the boat. Quite often manufacturers will space the ribs out further to save manufacturing time and material costs which has a detrimental effect to on water performance.
Gussets (bulkheads) are then welded to the ribs to establish a solid structure for the floor to be fixed to and for improved hull integrity. Gussets also become the foundation for any internal fixtures such as seats, fuel tanks, consoles and storage to be securely fixed into the boat. Aussie Built Aussie Tough .