Thinking about buying a new boat, or just admiring your neighbors? Have you ever stopped to think about what materials go into the construction of a new boat, and why they’re used? Piedmont Plastics has put together a useful infographic to help us think about how durable, lightweight plastics are used to create today’s sea-faring vessels.
Whether it’s a cup holder keeping your drink from jumping overboard or a dock or dock fender protecting your boat against rough seas and debris, every component of a boat is valuable. For instance, plastic constructed composite backing plates provide a great alternative to wood or other materials that can degrade over time.
Plastic is also great for customization. No other material is both strong and easily flexible, making customization of boat hatches, swim platforms, and marine enclosures simple and long-lasting. This allows for a variety of different approaches to design without sacrificing strength or quality.
Check out the infographic below for even more ways that plastic makes a big impact on boat crafting.