Custom Aluminum Hull
Standard Barge Style Hull
This is the style hull typically used on most houseboats. It is the most inexpensive to build and has a more blunt bow similar to a barge. It lends itself well to beaching and is a good option if you are only planning on short range trips on inland lakes.
The Displacement Hull is designed to split the water instead of pushing it. The front of the hull is deeper in the water with a sharper more vertical entry. The rear of the hull rises at the rear which releases the water and gives the boat a push. The result is increased speed and greatly improved tracking (the ability to drive the boat in a straight line). Wake from this style hull is over 50% smaller than a barge hull. We strongly recommend a displacement hull for buyers who will be traveling significant distances in their boat or those who are concerned with improved performance and handling. If selecting an inboard or V-drive option, this hull lends itself best but they can also be installed in a barge hull.
The Catamaran Hull consists of two separate hulls that are joined together by the main deck. Not to be confused with a pontoon hull which has sealed tubes, these two separate hulls are open at the top and utilized for living areas and equipment. Cruising speed and handling for a displacement catamaran is the best of the 3 styles. This is a great choice for long range cruising or the Intercoastal Waterway or for the customer wanting the best performance. The downside of a catamaran is the loss of some lower cabin space compared to the other hull styles and a little higher construction cost.