|Retro Boats carry the promise of being
built to the safest and strongest in their class utilizing the
most technologically advanced materials possible.
We have taken the classic shape of these vintage models,
corrected the original design short comings and included many
modern features to result in an updated design.
Retro Boats now manufactures a long lasting, trouble free
watercraft constructed with the newest materials and processes
while still retaining that nostalgic look.
From the completion of the updated design and mold, the
latest HF+ (high flex plus) gel coat is applied to the completed
mold. This gel coat provides a durable finish that will be free
from the stress cracks that could appear as a fiberglass boat
ages. Careful detail to trimming of the molded components
ensures a repeatable high quality finished part every time.
|Several layers of fiberglass, more than is
typically required, goes into building the hull.
Every Retro Boat is a combination of sprayed chop and hand laid
fiberglass and includes a 100% wood free transom. This molded
in, once piece transom is manufactured from high density
polycarbonate, a modified polyurethane composite. The transom
height has been increased from the 1950's original 15" to a now
standard long shaft dimension of 20". This modification allows
for mounting of all standard long shaft outboard motors.
Prior to the water tight bonding of the deck and hull, the fuel
lines, steering cables and electrical lines are run through
additional protective outer cases to keep them from being
encased in hull foam.
Careful alignment of the deck to the hull is one step in
maintaining the excellence of our boats' construction. Retro
Boats is dedicated to utilizing the best materials available.
Retro Boats add foam to their hulls and side walls in several
key areas to ensure the safety of its occupants. The original
boats of this era contained little or no foam making them a
safety concern with today's standards. An automatic bilge, night
time bow and transom running lights as well as a compact high
decibel horn add to the boat's long list of safety items.
|All Retro Boats feature an Original Owner 5
Year limited warranty. Read more...