HDPE is an amazing material suited to all forms of marine application and that’s why with our 20yrs + of commercial boat building experience and hundreds of proven boat designs under our collective portfolio we have decided to offer the world an attractive commercial quality boat range made with HDPE sheets with thickness’ between 10 – 40 mm.
Constructed using our PlasPlate construction method, our HDPE designs have a similar weight to plate alloy boats, yet come with all the additional benefits of the tough HDPE.
Our boats are:
With a density range between 930 to 970 kg/m3 which means its lighter than water. Even when cut into small pieces and thrown into water, HDPE will remain floating.
With its incredibly high impact absorbing and thermal density qualities, our boats ride like no other. You can expect a soft, quiet and smooth ride. WOW is what will come to mind.
HDPE does not corrode, requires almost no maintenance, is resistant to water, petroleum’s, salt and chemicals. HDPE’s resistance is due to the nonpolar or paraffinic nature of the material.
HDPE is NOT prone to osmosis or electrolysis.
Once again, due to the nature of this amazing material, no antifouling is required, meaning no dangerous toxic chemical to spill into our precious waterways or expensive and time consuming maintenance required.
HDPE is both tough and flexible thanks to its elastic properties. A strong HDPE hull is perfect if you work close to the shore and rocks as well as needing to constantly dock up against any other surfaces. A HDPE boat is virtually indestructible, so will stay with you for decades.
A frequently asked question we receive is: could we get the boat in a different colour other than black and are your colour options UV stable? YES and YES. After extended research, we have teamed up with a trusted manufacturer of HDPE sheeting that can offer UV Stabilised - HDPE colour sheeting options to suit your requirements.
Our HDPE boats are easily customisable to suit your unique needs.
HDPE is very easy to repair, any local plastic production company can do it for you or you can DIY – ask us for your own welding kit.
HDPE is well known for its for strong mechanical properties, and long-term life expectancy but we should also take time to recognize that this material offers a carbon footprint rating that is 3x lower than compacted clay and 5 x lower than aluminium. IT’S AMAZING.
Fibreglass boats have a limited lifespan and are impossible to recycle. The same goes for aluminium; metal deterioration will send any aluminium boat to the scrapheap at one point. HDPE, however, is a different story, it can be 100% recycled.
Our HDPE designs have a similar weight to traditional plate aluminium boats for compatible size boats but with the added benefits that come with the HDPE material.
Cost wise, we understand that funding is a critical part of any project and business, which is why we work closely together with our engineers and customers to build what you need with your budget in mind.
IMPACT BOATS are designed to meet the new stringent survey requirements, we work closely with our customers to develop their ideal vessel.