Why Aluminum Boats?

Our boat
Their boat

Our Aluminum Boat.

Our aluminum boat continued in service until the end of the season when the dent was hammered out.

Their Fibreglass Boat.

The fibreglass boat was a write-off. Fortunately no one was hurt.

If you have traveled on the waters around Vancouver Island,

you may have seen many aluminum vessels going about their business as water taxis, crewboats, and even as inter-island school buses. Commercial operators have known the benefits of aluminum for a long time. Its outstanding qualities in strength, seaworthiness, durability, ease of maintenance and as a long term sound investment have made it the material of choice for those who earn their living on the water. Now many recreational boaters are also realising the benefits.

Daigle Welding is proud to apply its experience of twenty years of building over 775 vessels to the new EagleCraft Aluminum Recreational Coastal Cruisers. To satisfy the demands of seasoned recreational boaters, we have developed a line of pleasure craft that meets all the requirements of pleasure boating without sacrificing any of the integrity, durability, strength or seaworthiness that is built into our commercial vessels. There is no difference in the construction of our rugged commercial hulls and our finely finished pleasure vessels. Both are constructed to take the harshest of weather conditions and to stand up in emergency situations where many other vessels would fail. Our boats meet all Canadian and U.S. Construction standards.

Aluminum Comparisons


See How Aluminum Measures Up vs Fiberglass or Steel:

Fiberglass

Steel

Aluminum

Strength

Weight

Durability

Maintenance

Depreciation

Design Flexibility

Total Points

18

17

30

U.S. Customers

There is no import duty on Canadian boats imported into the U.S. Find out more.

Company History

Building aluminum boats since 1985. Read about our commitment to quality.

Testimonials

Read about satisfied customers and their custom designed EagleCraft boats!