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 Glasstream’s 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 translate 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 powerboats are the most visually stimulating boats. Our state of the art design and building process offers much higher levels of capability in every category, including the 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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