SARASOTA, Florida (September 17, 2010) - There’s a new boat revving up the marine marketplace, and it’s unlike any boat ever built before.
It looks like an inflatable, but it’s tough, rugged, durable and practically indestructible. It’s made of all-welded, all-aluminum, foam-filled sponsons. It’s incredibly stable. And it comes in a choice of hundreds of colors. It’s the unsinkable “un”flatable!
SEAL, which stands for SEA ALuminum, aptly describes this exciting new breakthrough in marine craft construction. Precisely engineered using parametric solid modeling, the design-patented hull is made of the highest-quality marine/aircraft aluminum which is water-jet cut to ensure precise fitting of parts. The all-welded construction eliminates rivets or bolts in the hull, and the sponsons are entirely filled with U.S. Coast Guard approved foam flotation.
Built to withstand extreme conditions, SEAL Boats have undergone rigorous Coast Guard testing. The 10-foot model withstood a load up to 3,047 pounds. The 14.5-foot model withstood up to 7,234 pounds. These boats float!
While sharp objects such as knives, cleats, fishing gear, boots, docks, oysters and bottom debris can quickly deflate inflatables, they pose no threat to SEAL Boats, which are also incredibly stable, self bailing and virtually impossible to capsize or flip over.
SEAL Boats are manufactured by SEAL Boats USA, a factory-direct, custom boat builder. Customers choose the hull size, currently available in 10-ft. to 39-ft., then colorize and accessorize to their specifications. Colors include hundreds of marine-grade powder-coatings, metallic colors or Line-X Super Tuff rubber coatings. For purists, the non-coated aluminum can be left au naturel. Accessories include bimini top, T-top, radar arch, fenders, fishing rod holders, stainless steel propeller, teak bow pulpit and high-polished front chest plate.
Back in 1996, after 15 year of navigating in an inflatable, a big blow out motivated SEAL Boats USA founder Jordy Anderson to build a better boat. “I always appreciated the physics and principles of inflatables. However, I also experienced all the shortcomings,” explains Jordy, “I envisioned a boat with all the advantages of inflatables without their shortcomings -- I wanted to build a bullet-proof boat. SEAL Boats are engineered for life.” Two patents later, a trademark and 14 years of research and development, SEAL Boats USA has launched one of the safest boat lines in the world.
Base prices start at $18,990 for the 10-ft. model.
Jordy Anderson, President