WHY AN ANGLAPRO ?
At Anglapro we started our design process by contemplating you! What seats would you prefer to sit in, how would you like your dash laid out, what fishabilty needs do you have? From there we got started on building a good hull. So in short we built the boats backwards starting from the driver seat and finishing with the hull. So the result is love at first sight with the layout, then you get in and head for the horizon and it's all smiles because the boats just perform in all conditions!
We keep our hulls simple by design. We know a hull must achieve 4 main results:
1) Plane easily with minimal hole shot effort
2) Corner comfortably
3) Offer stability at rest
4) Be comfortable underway though choppy seas
Manufacturers have often focussed on one aspect of these 4 areas and made a mess of the other 3 in order to have a marketing pitch on their hull. Overall, our hulls achieve a tick of approval in each category. Individually our hulls slide up and down the scale for each of the 4 categories for example a Bandit will score higher in comfort underway than an Outlaw but an Outlaw will score higher points in stability at rest than the Bandit. Each hull has an individual purpose for their use so we apply a different approach to their designs.
Because most people will never see under the floor of an Anglapro, lets have a look. The spine of an Anglapro is its keel. We build our boats with an internal keel system because a hull is designed to skim across the water not track like a yacht. External keels catch in following and cross following seas causing broaching and bow steer problems. (This is when the bow of a boat suddenly adopts the role of a rudder, steering the boat unexpectedly as the hull catches the top of wind chop or a wave taking the steering momentarily away from the engine).
Aluminium boats with excessive V in the bow or external keels are prone to this problem and need extra trim range to keep the nose clear of the water. Anglapro hulls have a consistent dead rise angle and no aspects to cause bow steer. They also have a mild rocker or “lift” to make bow clear the water line easy, and minimise unnecessary drag.
Off the keel we have a series of ribs or “frames” which are the skeleton of the hull. They are spaced from between 250 - 300mm a part depending on the hull to minimise hull flex and give rigid hull support. This gives a softer and more responsive feel to the performance of the boat. Quite often manufacturers will space the ribs out further to save manufacturing time and material costs which has a detrimental effect to on water performance.
Gussets (bulkheads) are then welded to the ribs to establish a solid structure for the floor to be fixed to and for improved hull integrity. Gussets also become the foundation for any internal fixtures such as seats, fuel tanks, consoles and storage to be securely fixed into the boat.
The larger models with transom pods have complex support structures to enable more horsepower to be applied if needed. Smaller models run double transom supports and heavy C channel blocks welded in place to provide stiffness and optimal support for the motor to the transom, once again allowing bigger horsepower to be fitted to the hulls if required.
Bottom and side sheets are fully welded to the boats frame giving the skeleton its skin. It is the sheet (skin) thickness most boat owners refer to in determining the strength of a boat but now you can see there is so much more that goes into its design to create strength. The side decks are also welded into place in pieces not just folded aluminium sheet. Structurally designed and welded side decks contribute to hull stiffness, they are often not recognised for the role they play in hull performance.
Finally the paint is applied, flotation, floors and windscreens fitted then the graphics. Everything comes together to produce the great product worthy to be known as an Anglapro. In choosing our engine, electronics and trailer partners we didn’t go for the cheapest or best known necessarily, we did look for key support criteria including warranty back up, after sales accessibility, product reliability, product functionality and performance and most of all did they make our boats better? We know you won’t be disappointed in using any of our partners products.