When going through the ‘for sale’ ads, one thing that hits home is the wide variety of hull materials used. The following list is from cruising type cats 30’plus:
=Duflex; =GRP; =Divinicell foam & Vinylester+Kevlar cloth; =Aluminium; =Strip plank cedar; =West Red Cedar/Glass/Epoxy; =Foam Sandwich; =Composite ATL Duracore/west epoxy.
. . . If your base requirements are safety and low maintenance, is there one material that stands out from the others.
[By safety I mean: can take a knock and be beached, without too much worry]