Light and strong aluminum marine materials are like muscles to ships, especially those with loaded hulls. Aluminum’s lightweight properties allow for larger surfaces and less mass, without compromising the strength needed to withstand hull cracks and ruptures. This allows for more weight to be carried in the form of cargo, people, or fuel.
In addition to tankers and large ships, aluminum is also used in the construction of yachts, speedboats, and underwater vessels. Most sports boats are made of aluminum, from the keel to the mast, which gives them a speed advantage in racing and adds to recreational activities.