Aluminium Hull Technology by Buster
Buster Boats is the largest and industry leading Northern European designer and manufacturer of aluminium powerboats. Of over 125.000 boats that we have launched over the past 6 decades, the majority is still in use. Our design has always been guided by uncompromising goals regarding ruggedness, everyday practicality and seaworthiness. These values, combined with generations of industrial, hand crafted traditions has created a quality level that is already carries a legacy of it’s own: Buster.
AHT – Aluminium Hull Technolgy by Buster is living proof of the experience and relentless work spanning 60 years that we have committed to in order to make our boats ever better.
Aluminium Boats Since 1955
Superior marine aluminium
Marine aluminium is light but stiff, it tolerates impact, scratches and abrasion without structural deformation. It does not burn, crack, nor does it suffer from moisture pentration. Marine aluminium tolerates extreme temperatures and weather well, so the boating season can be extended from early spring until late autumn.
Sturdy construction and good performance
The innovative hull solutions, first class materials and continuous on-water testing guarantee safe handling, good performance and product longevity. Our solutions for stiffening the hull make the boat durable and guarantese stable driving characteristics, while keeping the boat light. Our over dimensioned transoms enable large engines, and our carefully designed underwater bodies give consistent and pleasant handling even in adverse weather conditions. Extensive soundproofing guarantee best in class comfort regarding noise levels. Our design department uses modern 3D tools, and in strucutral engineering we use FEM analysis to simulate real life scenarios. When you add significant amounts of test driving and prototyping, the resulting boat models become legends in their own right.
Everpresent ecological values
Being at the forefront is not only about technology and performance. It also involves responsibility for the environment. We aim to minimize the negative impact of our production and in our material choices. 80% of the raw material in our boats is recycled. The components of a finished boat can be recycled to 90%, because aluminium and plastic parts can be recycled and wooden/plywood parts can be burned. The ecological aluminium used for hull and stringers can be recycled indefinitely. We transport all appropriate scrap material to a recycling plant. The exceptional durability and longevity of a Buster is beneficial to owner and environment alike. In our strucutral design we focus on optimally shaped underwater bodies and a low total displacement. This leads to two benefits; good overall fuel economy with a smaller engine, and also lower fuel consumption while trailing the boat behind a car.
Versatile and easy to maintain
A Buster does not need a lot of elbow grease for maintenance. Use Buster Boat Care products for best results. The need for antifouling treatment varies locally; check with your local Buster dealer for suitable bottom treatment options. In demanding offshore locations, occasional mechanical cleaning may be needed when AluSafe antifouling is used. however, with a Buster you can run the boat ashore even on a cliff or pebblestones. You can load the boat with luggage or even construction materials without having to be worried about dirt or dents and dings.
Buster is a true multi-purpose boat. Due to different interior layouts and factory installed equipment options it is well suited for daytrips, cruising, fishing, water sports and other hobbies. A Buster also serves as a workhorse for light professional use and heavy commuting.