• Length: 
    3.88m
    Beam: 
    1.49m
    Weight: 
    104 kg
    Number of persons: 
    3
     
  • Length: 
    4.61m
    Beam: 
    1.81m
    Weight: 
    260 kg / 275 kg
    Number of persons: 
    4
     
  • Length: 
    4.61m
    Beam: 
    1.88m
    Weight: 
    298kg
    Number of persons: 
    3
     
  • Length: 
    4.86m
    Beam: 
    1.85m
    Weight: 
    365 kg
    Number of persons: 
    5
     
  • Length: 
    5.13m
    Beam: 
    1.99m
    Weight: 
    390 kg / 420 kg
    Number of persons: 
    6
     
  • Length: 
    5.13m
    Beam: 
    1.99m
    Weight: 
    440 kg
    Number of persons: 
    6
     
  • Length: 
    5.07m
    Beam: 
    2.05m
    Weight: 
    495 kg
    Number of persons: 
    6
     
  • Length: 
    5.25m
    Beam: 
    2.01m
    Weight: 
    480 kg
    Number of persons: 
    7
     
  • Length: 
    5.94m
    Beam: 
    2.17m
    Weight: 
    625 kg
    Number of persons: 
    7
     
  • Length: 
    5.94m
    Beam: 
    2.17m
    Weight: 
    625 kg
    Number of persons: 
    7
     
  • Length: 
    6.29m
    Beam: 
    2.17m
    Weight: 
    710 kg
    Number of persons: 
    7
     
  • Length: 
    6.92m
    Beam: 
    2.43m
    Weight: 
    1185kg
    Number of persons: 
    8
     
  • Length: 
    6.43m
    Beam: 
    2.47m
    Weight: 
    1050 kg
    Number of persons: 
    8
     
  • Length: 
    7.20m
    Beam: 
    2.50m
    Weight: 
    1.195 kg
    Number of persons: 
    8
     
  • Length: 
    7.70m
    Beam: 
    2.50m
    Weight: 
    1395 kg
    Number of persons: 
    10
     
  • Length: 
    7.14m
    Beam: 
    2.42m
    Weight: 
    1080 kg
    Number of persons: 
    8
     
  • Length: 
    7.14m
    Beam: 
    2.42m
    Weight: 
    1045 kg
    Number of persons: 
    6
     
  • Length: 
    9.47m
    Beam: 
    2.86m
    Weight: 
    1900 kg
    Number of persons: 
    12
     
  • Length: 
    5.07m
    Beam: 
    2.05m
    Weight: 
    495 kg
    Number of persons: 
    6
     
  • Length: 
    6.43m
    Beam: 
    2.47m
    Weight: 
    1050 kg
    Number of persons: 
    8
     
  • Length: 
    5.94m
    Beam: 
    2.17m
    Weight: 
    625 kg
    Number of persons: 
    7
     
  • Length: 
    7.14m
    Beam: 
    2.42m
    Weight: 
    1045 kg
    Number of persons: 
    6
     

Maintenance and care

Buster aluminium boats with surface treatment

1. Washing and cleaning 

Clean the boat’s interior using fresh water and boat care products designed for aluminium boats. Do not use solvent-based agents unless they are specifically intended for aluminium. Make sure that the cleaning agent is suitable for the boat’s interior materials.

NB
Solvent-based cleaning agents must not be applied to the consoles and other plastic components (ABS, Impax). The easiest way to remove algae and other fouling is to wash the hull immediately after taking the boat out of the water. Remove fuel and chemical splashes immediately from the boat’s surfaces. You can use any general-purpose cleaning agent designed for boat cleaning. Cleaning agents containing alcohol must be avoided at all times. You should wash the boat frequently to avoid stubborn staining that may be difficult to remove later.

NB 
Make sure that the washing, cleaning, polishing or protection agent you have chosen is suitable for the boat’s aluminium and other surfaces. Carefully follow the instructions provided by the product manufacturer.

NB
Fuel, oil, solvent and alcohol marks must be removed immediately from coated surfaces. Strong chemicals may damage the hue or gloss of a coated surface.

2. Off-season storage and maintenance 

You should always wash and clean the boat before off-season storage following the procedure under section 1 Washing and cleaning. If the boat is being stored outdoors or in humid conditions during the off-season, remember to remove all canvas and textile items, tools, anchors and other equipment susceptible to mildew or rust formation. Wash the lines and ropes using fresh water. Electric instruments are best protected against oxidation and theft when stored in a dry indoor climate during the winter off-season. Store the battery in a dry, warm place and charge it at least twice during the winter off-season period. Apply dehumidification and anti-corrosion spray to the electric system’s connectors.

Check the hull for exterior damage.

Cover the boat so that no snow can enter. Remember to allow for sufficient ventilation. The tarpaulin and associated fastening lines must not come into direct contact with any of the boat’s surfaces, since these may cause damage when moving. Do not use the boat’s canvas top as a storage tarpaulin.

Remember to consider the potential weight of snow on the boat, especially on the glazing, which may damage the boat and its components.
When in a dry dock, the boat’s aft should rest slightly lower than the bow, with the drainage holes open, so as to allow any accumulated water to drain away.

3. Before launching 

Check the functioning of all electrical equipment and remove oxidation from the breaker and cable connectors. Close the drainage caps (except the rainwater drainage cap) before launching. Check the condition of the hoses and connectors, and repair any leaks you discover. Bring the required safety equipment onboard.

4. Anti-fouling paint designed for aluminium boats can be applied directly on the epoxy primer coating applied at the factory’s industrial coating line as follows: 

Clean the boat’s bottom using a grease and oil remover designed for aluminium boats
Feather the bottom gently until it loses gloss, and rinse off the dust using fresh water
Let the bottom dry
Apply epoxy primer to the hull before coating with anti-fouling paint, carefully following the instructions provided by the paint manufacturer
Apply a sufficient coat of anti-fouling paint designed for aluminium boats, carefully following the instructions provided by the paint manufacturer in question

NB 
Copper-based anti-fouling paints must not be used.

5. Removal of anti-fouling coating from the hull 

Carefully follow the instructions provided by the paint manufacturer when removing an existing anti-fouling coat. Applying heat may damage the boat’s rubber and plastic parts, as well as the pearl paint at the waterline. Therefore, applying heat should be avoided.

Buster boats without surface treatment

1. Washing and cleaning 

Clean the boat’s interior using fresh water and boat care products designed for aluminium boats. Do not use solvent-based agents unless they are specifically designed for aluminium. Make sure that the cleaning agent is suitable for the boat’s interior materials.

NB 
Solvent-based cleaning agents must not be applied to the consoles and other plastic components (ABS, Impax). The easiest way to remove algae and other fouling is to wash the hull immediately after taking the boat out of the water. Remove fuel and chemical splashes immediately from all of the boat’s surfaces. You can use any general-purpose cleaning agent designed for boat cleaning. Cleaning agents containing alcohol must be avoided at all times. You should wash the boat frequently to avoid stubborn staining that may be difficult to remove later.

NB 
Make sure before application that the washing, cleaning, polishing or protection agent you have chosen is suitable for aluminium and the other surface materials of the boat. Carefully follow the instructions provided by the product manufacturer.
You can remove chafe, oxidation and stubborn staining mechanically using fine-grade abrasive polish. The removal of oxidation marks from aluminium surfaces is not necessary, since the oxide protects the metal naturally.
After abrasive polishing, all surfaces should be waxed. Waxing protects the cleaned surface from fouling and helps to retain gloss longer.
Do not apply abrasive polish to any anodized aluminium surface in the boat interior. Anodized aluminium does not require waxing.

2. Off-season storage and maintenance

You should always wash and clean the boat before off-season storage following the procedure under section 1 Washing and cleaning.
If the boat is being stored outdoors or in humid conditions during the winter off-season, remember to remove all textile items, tools, anchors and other equipment susceptible to mildew or rust formation. Wash the lines and ropes using fresh water.
Electric instruments are best protected against oxidation and theft when stored in a dry indoor climate during the winter off-season. Store the battery in a dry, warm place and charge it at least twice during the winter off-season period. Apply dehumidification and anti-corrosion spray to the electric system’s connectors.

Check the hull for exterior damage.

Cover the boat so that no snow can enter. Remember to allow for sufficient ventilation. The tarpaulin and associated fastening lines must not come into a direct contact with any of the boat’s surfaces, since these may cause damage when moving. Do not use the boat’s canvas top as a storage tarpaulin. Remember to consider the potential weight of snow on the boat, especially on the glazing, which may damage the boat and its components.
When in a dry dock, the boat’s aft should rest slightly lower than the bow, with the drainage holes open, so as to allow any accumulated water to drain away.

3. Before launching 

Check the functioning of all electrical equipment and remove oxidation from the breaker and cable connectors. Close the drainage caps (except the rainwater drainage cap) before launching.
Check the condition of the hoses and connectors and repair any leaks you discover. Bring the required safety equipment onboard.

4. Anti-fouling coating 

Fouling on the hull, and especially on the propeller, affects performance and increases fuel consumption. Therefore, an anti-fouling coating is recommended to prevent growth of marine bio fouling on the hull.
You should use a metal-free anti-fouling paint suitable for aluminium hulls or, alternatively, only a primer coating. If you choose to use a paint containing metal compounds, it is imperative that you carefully follow the instructions provided by the paint manufacturer for coating aluminium boats. Apply a sufficiently thick coat of waterproof primer to all submerged parts of the hull. Remember to also waterproof the hull sections hidden by the keel batten and the planing profiles.

NB 
Do not coat the zinc anodes, sensors or the piston rods of the hydraulic cylinders of the tilt and trim configuration.

NB 
Never use copper-based anti-fouling paint

5. Removal of an anti-fouling coating from the hull 

If the existing coat was applied to an unclean substrate or anti-fouling paint was applied directly to the aluminium without a primer, high-pressure jetting will remove most of the coat. The remaining paint can be removed manually or mechanically using a grinder, sandpaper or a stainless steel wire brush. Complete the cleaning by rinsing the hull with fresh water.
WARNING: When removing old paint, always use personal protection equipment against toxic grinding dust and slurry.

NB 
Always use grinding equipment suitable for aluminium, such as aluminium oxide wheels which do not produce metal particles corrosive to aluminium.
A stainless steel wire brush is the best tool for removing paint near the keel and around the rivets. You can also soften the paint using a hot-air gun and then wipe off the loose paint with a cloth. A hot-air gun should be used only locally and not to clean the entire hull. Beware of softening the aluminium.

Remember that heat may damage the boat’s wooden, rubber and plastic components. When using a hot-air gun, you should always have an appropriate fire-extinguisher nearby because of the inherent fire hazard.
Old paint can also be removed by sandblasting, using fine-grade abrasive media. Remove all oil and grease from the substrate before sandblasting using a cleaning agent such as acetone. Exercise care when sandblasting the sides and make sure that the aluminium does not stretch. Complete the cleaning by rinsing the hull with fresh water.
Never use a paint stripper or remover if you have the slightest doubt about the product’s suitability for aluminium.

Links:
Hempel boat paints: www.hempelyacht.com
International boat paints: www.yachtpaint.com 

Miscellaneous

Care and maintenance of the vinyl-coated canvas top

Remove bird droppings immediately using a wet cloth or sponge.
Clean the glazing using fresh water once or twice every summer to minimize greying.
Handwash canvas cover with clean sweet water and amild soap by using a soft brush.
Use a soft brush, and rinse the canvas top using plenty of clean water.
Lubricate the zips with silicon spray once or twice every summer. 
Store the canvas top separately in a dry place during the off-season. Do not store the canvas top aboard the boat. Please note that moisture may be trapped in the canvas folds after cleaning, and you should let the top dry (unfolded) before storage. This will prevent mildew from growing in the canvas folds.
Remove the canvas cover during trailer transport.

Marine cushions care instructions

Sunlight
Storing cushions in direct sunlight for extended periods of time is not recommended.  Cushion
materials are designed for marine use and the outer surface is UV protected. The long-term exposure to the sun and UV light will eventually fade the colours and shorten the service life of the cushions.

Wet and humid conditions and coldness
Do not store the cushions in the constant humidity, and do not let them become though-wet. Although the cell plastic foam inside the cushions is protected with plastic wrap, fungal growth may occur on the plastic foam inside and inner side of he artificial leather.  Transportation, storage or use in temperatures under -20° Celsius (-4 °F) is not recommended, as the surface of the material may weaken and get broken.

Care and protection
Wipe with a damp or moist cloth moistened with neutral washing liquid. Drying off is recommended after wiping with a damp cloth. Persistent dirt is removed by dissolving with undiluted neutral detergent. Rinse with clean soft water and dry.

Stains removal
Use undiluted neutral detergent for most common stains.                                                                                    

What is neutral detergent?
- The solution of a neutral detergent has a pH value of 6-8 (in usage strength)
- dishwashing liquids, window cleaning products and surface detergents.
- detergents with the mildest cleaning effect. Suitable for allwater-resistant surfaces.                  

Test.  Try detergent first on the non eye catching surface of the cushion.

Be aware of
- Solvents, petrol
- Grease and motor oil
- Abrasive cleaning equipment and scouring agents
- Strong alkaline and acid cleaning products
- Sharp objects
- Hot objects
- Coloring liquids
- Protective or conserving agents not intended for artificial leather, such as some leather care products