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Why aluminium.

The use of aluminium (marine alloy 5083) has been at the heart of the VQ Yachts story since the get-go. In fact, it was the flexibility of this magnificent metal that inspired us to start the business in the first place back in 2012. Light, strong, robust and durable, easy to repair and maintain, aluminum is the ultimate choice material for shipbuilding.

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Lightness Resistance and Durability.

Aluminum construction allows hulls and superstructures to be built both strong and light. Additionally, with its exceptional properties of strength and resistance, an aluminum hull can take more of a beating than a polyester one for example. An aluminum boat is therefore safer and better suited to blue water sailing. Weight savings offer you a raft of benefits, including high speeds that make the most of our power-packed VQ hull designs. You’ll save on the fuel bill too and have a reduced draft, allowing you to go places other boats cannot reach. All in all, creating your boat in aluminium with Vanquish Yachts ensures you maximum manoeuvrability, blistering speeds and supreme comfort.
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High resistance to corrosion.

Aluminum is used in the nautical industry for a long time now and has always demonstrated its high resistance to corrosion and to the structural fatigue. The number of aluminum boats is very important and we don’t know boats having been scrapped because of corrosion. The state of the current knowledge does not allow to determine the life cycle of a structure in aluminium, and to simplify, the experts consider its longevity as permanent. The possible problems of galvanic corrosion on aluminum hulls are due to electrolysis and to the contact between aluminum and stainless steel parts. (Vanquish bouwt niet in stainless steel) The Vanquish Shipyard boats are carefully built to avoid any contact of the stainless parts with the aluminum.
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Back in shape..

Aluminum offers more freedom when planning the accommodation. Thus, it is possible to adapt each boat to the specific needs of the owners. It is quite conceivable to modify the layout or even the superstructures. Safety at sea is a major concern for every owner. Aluminum doesn’t burn in the atmosphere and doesn’t fuel a fire.

Aluminum boats are extremely sustainable and keep their value on the resale of the boat, because the structure does not wear out and does not deteriorate in the time. A very good environmental result in contrast with composite, aluminum is fully recycled at end of life. Moreover, it generates little secondary pollution because of the minimal maintenance it requires.

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