XTAERO ALUMINUM BOATS
Made in USA
Home is the toughest waters on Earth.
Xtaero offers easy ingress and egress to the cabin, seating, cuddy, helm etc. Generally the VHF radio is flush mounted and wired directly to the GPS plotter.
The Plotter is located strategically center boat so everyone can see it especially when on the back deck and with a cabin full of people. We recommend a Johnny Ray mount enhancing the position of the screen and easy mounting/removal of the unit between trips.
The compass is center wheel for easy reference. Switches and gauges are specifically located to be easy to use, easy to maintain (change out during life of boat). The design and construction of the dash lends to being completely replaced years hence as new technology is available.
The custom floor is by SeaDeck and is made of rubberized teak so it can be scrubbed and maintained and even replaced.
“Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of intelligent effort.” ~ John Ruskin
Xtaero Boats are semi custom and built to order.
Nomenclature broken down:
22 or 24 or 28 = hull design designator
Beginning with the end in mind, Xtaero builds hand crafted quality into each vessel with care and attention to detail. From initial design, to welding, electrical and plumbing Xtaero exceeds all known guidelines by ABYC and NMMA.
Precision in design can be seen in that the beam is slightly narrower at the transom than the mid section and that the vertical side plates contain an ever-so-slight twist that is noticeable when viewed back-to-front at the sheer level.
These subtleties are why the Xtaero performs so well and why Xtaeros are known for quality. Our customers in Alaska love the ride, ergonomics and overall quality.
Each model can be built with regular cabin or long cabin, forward leaning or backward leaning windshield, open cabin back or Alaskan style closed cabin bulkhead, single or twin outboards, and a full compliment of custom outfitting items. As well as window orientation, single or twin outboard, open or closed cabin back.
Bottom: 1/4" thick standard (always 5086H116)
Sides: 3/16" thick standard
Chine: 1/4" thick, variable width, reverse
CVK (Internal Keel): 3/8" thick, full length
22' weighs approx 5,000 with engine and trailer
24' weighs approx 7,000 with engine and trailer
28' weighs approx 9,000 with engine and trailer
We take pride in doing things precisely, the 'aero' part of our name comes from the aviation industry and like any normal aggressive company we strive to improve our process, our supply chain matrix and internal production toward ISO 9000 standards. We believe that your life depends on our ability to produce. Here an Xtaero Boat is being inventoried prior to build where each part is inspected for defects.
The helm is rigged to be easy to use. Here the main throttle is flush mounted and the kicker controls are spaced perfectly to be in a stand-by position. The engines share the same steering system using the more expensive cable tie bar method but this increases safety and lowers maintenance by a wide margin.
The Blue Sea battery switch and battery gauges are flush mounted at the helm for constant inspection.
The ACR (automatic charging relay) on this boat is in the transom with another BlueSea master battery switch to limit the wire runs up and back in the boat.
House systems are separate from engine cranking battery to limit risk of inadvertently draining a battery while loitering at sea.
Xtaero Boats is an Aluminum Boat Manufacturer dedicated to offshore performance. Xtaero Aluminum Boats are semi-custom aluminum boats each finished to customer order.
The foundation of Xtaero is a superior Hydrodynamic Design.
Xtaero decks are all welded aluminum with built in below deck removable storage, plumbed fish boxes, and various self baling configurations.
Xtaero decks are welded self-bailing and a continuous piece from cuddy bulkhead to the engine bracket. This makes the boat water tight below decks. Self bailing troughs built into the fish box lids usher water directly overboard, not into the bilge.
This picture shows the bottom of the anchor locker (top of picture) and the chine meeting the Center Vertical Keel which ties in the Breast Hook. Also visible is the full height cross frames and the full height and full length girders rising above the lower longitudinal stiffeners.
Cabin ergonomics are critical in offshore environments where wave action and fatigue are always changing.
Xtaero Boat transoms can be made to order as we offer multiple fully welded transom configurations including aft work stations and walk thru if desired.
Aft work stations also may include a sink and or bait tank, circulation pumps and drainage can be added to suite your needs.
Xtaeros interior is elegant, usable and high quality. The ability to be 6'+ tall and stand at the helm with 360 degree visibility and head room is a spectacular feature. The custom bolsetring seat, the controls perfectly placed, the welded self bailing floor, the wipe clean tear proof side panels and roof panels. The Xtaero boat is built to be used hard in rough conditions.
The cabin structure is unique in that the cabin wall is finished with sound deadening insulation and reinforcements to lower vibration and the air barrier acts as a wire way and plumbing area but insulates the air and sound from inside the cabin.
The entire boat is welded and structurally it is overbuilt by a wide margin. Here you can see lifting dogs in the belly on top of a frame that houses the internal gas and water tanks up off the bottom plates. This "H" frame is 1/4" thick and rests on 1/4" thick vertical stiffeners that tie into the transom and go all the way up to the breast hook (they are the two closes on either side of the CVK in the above picture.)
Notice the large area under each side of the transom, this is where overboard scuppers drain vertically overboard.
Notice in the belly of the boat, aft center, the CVK rises up the transom acting as a gusset inside the outboard assembly.
Xtaero Boats hull shape is precisely formed in large tooling jigs that do not assert much pressure while shaping the aluminum.
Each boat is constructed using precision that would be extremely expensive were it not for our aviation style thinking and applying it to complex metal parts.
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