In 1988 A.L. Kirkland invented the world’s first inverted, stepped hull for his race boat “Turn Of The Century.” Over 30 years later every modern performance boat uses a variation of the original design. The trademarked stepped hull radically improves handling and performance, reducing the amount of drag, initiating more lift. The end result is a very fast, dry and soft ride.
This hull series is fifth evolution. This hybrid design brings the best features of the Glasstreams bottom designs to the complete line-up, including super low drag co-efficiency, dynamic surface tension reduction and progressive hydrodynamic super cavitation generation design features on the stepped hull models. The near-perfect balance and strength of the boat translates into an incredibly stable, well- mannered platform.
The Forged Bond Process literally integrates the stringer assembly and the hull into a single one-piece structure, which is cured and inspected, next the process is repeated with the Cap or Deck Structure, resulting in a vessel which for all intents and purposes is lighter, stronger and more durable than ANY other.
The Glasstream Powerboats’ state of the art design and building processes results in a stronger, better handling, lighter, faster and more fuel-efficient design. Forged bonded hull integration process results in a greatly strengthened and more rigid assembly, creating a near perfect strength to weight ratio. The exceptionally balanced craft absorbs impact and maintains structural integrity.
An Al Kirkland design is evident at first glance, each model is a fresh design and a product of over three decades of research and development. Glasstream boats are the most visually stimulating boats.The Glasstream Powerboats state of the art design and building processes result in a stronger, better handling, lighter, faster, more fuel-efficient design which offers much higher levels of capability in every category, including Cost to Purchase. When taken as a whole, the Cost Of Ownership of ANY Glasstream boat is significantly lower than any competitor vessel, and a much superior product in every way.
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