Alloy versus Fibreglass

Choosing the right boat has traditionally never been easy. And that's because the right boat has to have just so many things that are right about it.

Anyone who has been in the market to purchase a boat will know that it can be a very frustrating experience. You think you've found the right craft, but suddenly there is just one thing on your list you can not tick off.

The Osprey range of boats are perfect for the sort of person who is reluctant to compromise.

A Smooth Ride & Other Design Features

Osprey Boats have been designed in-house to give the optimum ride and ensuring safety and ease of use and maintenance.

We continually innovate at a design level to further enhance the ride and usable space, improve safety, simplify manufacture, and maximise styling of Osprey Boats. These changes arise from a combination of ideas suggested by all our staff and from the feedback we encourage from our end users - making our boats rugged, reliable safe boats.

Osprey boats are designed with a very fine entry and deep vee to create a very soft and dry ride. All components are high quality marine grade alloy plate

  • The hull has several full length, floor to hull stringers which are cross gusseted at small intervals to create an extremely rugged platform
  • The hull plates are married to alloy pontoons in such a way to create lift, and result in turning the water and spray down
  • The alloy pontoons are shaped to give over 11kg of buoyancy per 100mm of length, This results in huge load carrying ability, i.e.: the water taxis in Abel Tasman National Park are registered to carry 18 passengers plus crew, in a 7.50M boat
  • The alloy pontoons are segmented (fully baffled) into several separate compartments meaning that if one should ever be holed, the boat will stay afloat and still be mobile
  • The alloy pontoons, unlike many other brands, extend beyond the transom, acting like built-in trim tabs keeping the boat level and avoiding 'back flipping' when riding off wave tops
  • The transom pod is also extended, which increases leverage so the operator can trim the boat more easily than if the motor was attached directly to the transom. Having the motor mounted well back from the transom also means that it can be raised higher thus keeping the power head well above any stern waves or wash
  • Side rails protect the pontoons from damage along-side wharves and other vessels, and carry on round to the transom creating huge platforms either side of the motor bracket
  • The topsides have been refined, creating protection for the crew from the elements and vast amounts of storage in side pockets and seat bases

Check out our range of Aluminium boats, which includes The Opsrette, The Osprey Classic and The Osprey Plus.