Home is the toughest waters on Earth.
HOW THEYE ARE MADE
Xtaero is detail oriented down to the last weld inside the structure. Here an Xtaero fabricator places a scupper trough around a fish box.
Self bailing decks are an important feature in Alaska and offshore. The Xtaero decks are aluminum and welded solid. The center section allows access to the gas tank and the lids provide access to sealed fish boxes, usually with macerator pumps plumbed overboard.
Superior design and construction results in a superior boat for a long hard life. This style of design and construction creates an incredibly strong structure compared with anything on the market.
Most Xtaero hulls are made using .250" (1/4") thick special aluminum alloy of 5086H116 that is extremely hard and resistant to chemicals especially salt water.
Our advanced material handling and information systems allows us to build several versions each of the 22’ and 24’ boats back to back with very little inefficiency.
The end result speaks for itself with beautiful lines, rugged uncompromising construction, smooth ride in rough water and efficiency unmatched.
Xtaero boats live in the toughest waters in the world
Wiring and plumbing are built to military and US Government quality standards.
We use electrical engineering principles to calculate appropriate wire size throughout the boat. This is based on AMP drop per foot and AMP requirements of each component.
Because of Xtaero’s unique supply chain and internal processes we can build a boat while having a great relationship with the customer during construction.
The Xtaero factory is specially designed for LEAN and Six Sigma philosophies in rapid and accurate manufacturing techniques. This keeps our quality high and overhead low.
Our organization and attention to detail allow us to build a dramatically better boat for the same cost as competing ‘purely custom' aluminum boat fabricators.
It takes 10-20 days to build the aluminum structure and we are working to improve that. Customers order with a deposit and two or three payments during the construction then the vessel is commissioned and delivered.
We would love the opportunity to work with you on a boat.
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Reinforced Roof Structure
Xtaero has developed a proprietary jigging system that allows sheets of metal to be formed in two directions thus forming a hull shape usually only possible in fiberglass hulls.
Aluminum is much tougher than fiberglass against weather, debris, age, and therefore requires almost zero maintenance. Aluminum boats are superior than fiberglass or anything with gel coat (brittle and ages poorly), steel (heavy and significant maintenance), concrete (slow hull speeds) and wood (maintenance). A properly designed and manufactured aluminum hull will provide you decades of low maintenance use.
Rod holders, hand rails and cleats are 100% welded using doubler plates.
Paint is optional. Once painted using high quality polyurethane primers it becomes difficult to determine if the boat is fiberglass or aluminum.
All Xtaero's use cast aluminum cleats that are 10" and welded to doubler plates.
Ceiling reinforced with 2" x 1" channel with welded internal overhead hand rails.
The structure, bulkheads, compartments etc are welded and interconnected to create a very quiet and strong seaworthy vessel that is 'hell for stout' lasting decades.
We take pride in every detail of every boat.
The roof structure allows for standing or carrying gear up top.
All Xtaero Boat are made using a 'center vertical keel' in the center of the boat that is 3/8" thick and the surrounding structure is .250" thick with full height and full length girders for serious structure.
Thru hulls, rod holders and hand rails are all welded with doubler plates.
In remote Alaska having an appropriate generator on a boat is key to survival because there are few marinas. Here a custom generator locker compartment is built into the transom.
All aspects of the boat including the outboard bracket and kicker bracket are welded solid. Including the steps made from .250" thick 6061T6 aluminum alloy channel.
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