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Best Performance in Aluminum boats - 1 Best Performance in Aluminum boats - 2

Aluminum boats perform better than fiberglass

Fiberglass is heavier than aluminum, so you get better performance from a smaller engine.

Aluminum boats offer a number of advantages:

  • Plane faster and stay on plane at slower speeds
  • Provide better fuel efficiency and easier trailering with a smaller vehicle
  • Offer unsurpassed handling and performance
  • Require less maintenance than fiberglass
  • Can be beached on a rocky shore without chipping or cracking the hull
  • Are more durable, which is why they manufacture airplanes and semi-trucks from aluminum

Stronger Aluminum Alloy - 1 Stronger Aluminum Alloy - 2 Built using a stronger aluminum alloy : 5052-H36

Why do we use the toughest aluminum ?

  • We insist on H36 throughout our boats because we won’t compromise on durability
  • H36 is 25% harder than other aluminum alloys used by some competitors
    • Provides uniform strength and a truer hull shape
    • Provides a better ride, more durability and lasting value

Precision-tested Hulls - 1 Precision-tested Hulls - 2 Precision-tested Hulls - 3 Hulls that perform better for a variety of reasons

  • Princecraft® hulls are precision-tested for enhanced performance and safety
  • Our engineering has lead to some breakthroughs in hull design :
    • Wider bottoms for unmatched stability
    • Reverse chine hull design (most models) :
      • Provides lift so the boat gets on plane faster
      • Lift also provides less hull resistance in the water
    • Double-reverse chine hull design :
      • Adapts to the speed and load of the boat
      • The outer chine enhances performance at slower speeds or heavier loads
      • The inner chine enhances performance when the boat is running at higher speeds or with lighter loads
  • Performance-proven hulls offer better handling and control
  • Lightweight aluminum hulls that perform better are also more fuel efficient
  • Deeper-V hulls cut through the water better and offer a dry, comfortable ride
  • Our hulls, made of single piece of aluminum, are designed to easily absorb the shock of waves

Quality Boat Ergonomics Princecraft® State-of-the-art CAD Design and Engineering

  • Develop hulls and features for performance and styling
  • CAD and solid works 3D software ensures every specification is precise

Durable, High Quality Fishing Boats Testing and Re-testing

  • Our history of innovation demonstrates our unyielding quest for better boats
  • Every hull is tank tested – from the largest to the smallest
  • Ensures water tightness
  • Prototypes are tested for performance and durability
  • Final adjustments are made to hulls and components

Optimum Boat Design Every Component Fits Better

High-tech CNC cutting equipment so cuts are extremely precise

  • Every component fits precisely, performs better and lasts longer
  • The biggest difference in assembly from model to model are the serial numbers

The best combination of structural components - 1 The best combination of structural components - 2 Structural Durability

The best combination of structural components for each boat size and usage

  • We maximize the structural strength of hulls with aluminum transverse and longitudinal framings
  • We further reinforce hulls with :
    • H36 center keel from stern to mid ship
    • H36 brace-plate from mid-ship to bow

Princecraft® has more extruded aluminum parts than its competitors. These parts play an important role in obtaining a more refined finish and greater rigidity of the boat. Our gunnels, that are designed this way, give even more rigidity to our hulls.


Best in Aluminum Boats - 1 Reinforcing at the Stress Points

  • Boats absorb most pounding at the bow
  • Princecraft® twin-plates many hulls from bow to mid-ship
  • Go the extra step of double-plating at the chine where the hull is fastened to the hull sides
  • Transfers the stress from the bottom to the side panels
  • Prevents cracking of the side panels or bottom

Best Boating Experience Proven fastening methods

  • Rivets are the most dependable fastening method
    ever invented
  • High-stress vehicles like airplanes are constructed with
    riveted seams
  • Princecraft® boats, like airplanes, are engineered with riveted seams for decades of reliability
  • Riveting does not change the mechanical property of aluminum by heat, as welding could
  • Princecraft® double rivets where the hull bottom is joined to the sides and stern
  • All 18' boats and bigger are completely riveted with 1/4" solid-aluminum rivets—not just at wear point

Best Boats for Fishing Wider, more-stable bottoms

  • Princecraft® has some of the widest bottoms in the industry for increased stability and fishability
  • Up to an 18-degree deadrise depending on size of the hull for much more comfort especially in big, rough water
  • Princecraft® hulls offer unmatched handling and performance at a wider spectrum of speeds and loads

Best Boat Ergonomics - 1 Best Boat Ergonomics - 2 Ergonomic interiors

  • Princecraft® boats designed by fishermen for fishermen
  • Floor plan is built around how people fish
  • Helm stations with everything within easy reach
  • More room for rods, gear and buddies
  • Spacious casting platforms
  • Clean sight lines

Best Boats for Comfort Ultra-comfortable seats

You can’t be serious about fishing if you aren’t comfortable

  • Thickly optional upholstered reclining captain’s chair provides unsurpassed comfort
  • Our folding pedestal fishing seat features hidden hinges and a Roto-Cast frame
  • Optional bicycle seat relieves the strain from standing and casting

Best livewells for Boats An Unmatched Livewell System

Our exclusive ProFlo™ Plus livewell system is perhaps the smartest and most durable livewell system ever invented. It’s designed to be virtually maintenance-free, with timed aeration and recirculation so you can stay focused on what you’re on the water to do – catch fish.

Plus, our two-pump system ensures your bait fish stay fresh and your catch remains healthy while running docked and trailering.

  • You get the safety and security of a two-pump system
  • Electric fill aeration and through freeboard overflow function controlled by one pump
  • Continuous recirculation whether running, docked or trailering controlled by a second pump
  • Conveniently manage timed aeration, lighting, filling, drainage and recirculation all from the diver's seat with console control
  • Timed aeration from the bottom helps circulate oxygen evenly throughout the livewells
  • A Flow-Rite valve system controls drainage
  • Rounded corners and recessed drains with debris screens
  • Some of our livewells have insulated lids & an anti-spill cover
  • Some models offer an integrated baitwell into the livewell with minnow bucket
  • Some models also include a waterproof light
  • Game fish stay healthier, bait fish live longer, you fish more efficiently

Equipment for Fishing Boats - 1 Equipment for Fishing Boats - 2 More fishing extras

  • Toe kicks and lots of handles for more convenience
  • High freeboards and larger motorwells for increased safety in rough water
  • Waterproof electrical marine connectors
  • Additional space on the dash for your own electronics
  • Rigging tube under the floor allows you to wire your own electronics
  • Quick-release windscreens
  • Large rod-storage compartments
  • Several seat bases to choose from
  • Factory-installed trolling motor control panels

Performance Boats Performance Boats Custom-Engineered for Mercury Power

  • Provides optimum performance and reliability
  • A variety of outboard engines is available for each Princecraft® boat
  • All Mercury outboard engines are covered by a limited warranty

Best Quality Boats - 1 Best Quality Boats - 2 The Best Fit and Finish in the Industry

No other aluminum boat manufacturer can match our craftsmanship

  • Flawless hull sides and seams
  • No exposed wiring or gaps in components
  • You can see the quality in every detail
  • Distinctive Euro-styling on most models
  • Coordinated colors and graphics

Boats that last as long as a Princecraft® demand a timeless look


Aluminum Boats Manufacturer - 1 Aluminum Boats Manufacturer - 2 Options crafted to Princecraft® standards

  • Many options are manufactured specifically for each
    model and use
  • Trailers are custom-built to fit each model
  • Fasteners for optional canvas enclosures are factory installed on
    every boat for a precise fit
  • From downrigger-mounting supports to reclining captain’s chairs, all the custom options you want are available

Best Aluminum Fishing Boats Best Aluminum Fishing Boats Princecraft® offers better resale value

  • You can easily recognize the quality and durability built into every Princecraft® boat
  • Other buyers will too, if you ever decide to sell your boat
  • Unlike many other brands, Princecraft® offers excellent resale value for years

Best Boating Experience Hassle-free boating experience

Quality through and through enhances every day on the water

  • We offer one of the best Protection Plan in the industry
  • It’s your assurance our boats are built every bit as good as we say they are
  • Our Protection Plan covers everything from hulls to canvas enclosures