Testing motor boats is tough, but somebody’s gotta do it. mBoat’s crack test crew went to work. From dawn to dusk, we jumped waves, slammed throtles, and set off more than a few radar detectors along te nearby causeway. We feel that our fleet represents a good cross-section of some the finner boats on the water today. From inland lake boats to high-performance offshore racers, there’s something for everyone here.
Bestseller among anglers. Well designed and resistant hull of small fishing motor boats. Best choice for short trip on the lake.
High speed, a lot of sun and wind. Luxury aroud. This is a time to have fun on the water. Only big engines and a lot of peopole on the board.
Motor boats with cabin and ability to mount strong outboard engines. These units are designed primarily for fishing and occasional cruises.
Luxury motor boats designed to spend weekend on the water with big portion of fun. Big, comfortable cabin provides to whole crew space to rest, eat and prepare meal.
The mBoat introduce a concept that legendary US naval architect L Francis Herreshoff (et al) worked so hard to develop in the 1920s in America and to a lesser extent, as did the Riva people in Italy — both were trying to create unique craft that are simply designed to allow its owners the full joy and appreciation of being out on the water: where speed “across the ground” is irrelevant; where the whole purpose of the journey is to be on the water and surrounded by its beauty and tranquility.
Motor boats performance counts
Peering beneath the glossy smooth gelcoat for which our motor boats are famous, you can see ample, if less obvious, evidence of quality construction. All fiberglass work, even on prototype, was top-shelf, thanks in part to premium polyester resins that bond the unidirectional biaxial fiberglasss into a monolith.
Stitched unidirectional glass fiber provides three distinct advantages. First, it is stronger then the traditional woven roving materials, since there is no crossover weasve pattern to cause potential shear and stress points under a load. Second, the likelihood of “print-through” is reduced tnaks to the more uniform texture. The typical bumpy profile of the woven roving fiberglass is the major cause for this malady, adn is exacerbated by the hotter gelation temperatures caused by many substandard or general-purpose resins.
Third, unidirectional fiberglass materials trap less resin than their woven-roving counterparts, yielding a superior glass-to-resin ratio. The inconsistent geometry and loose weave of woven roving atracts resin like a sponge, thus making for a heavier boat with less strength per kilogram. The mBoat’s boats fiberglass structure is stiffened by a plywood box-beam stringer system, which is foam-filled to provide basic flotation, plus theraml and sound insulation. The deck/liner is then bonded to this stringer system wtih a chemical adhesive and stainless steel screws to form a solid one-piece structure.
This is a very interesting range of motor boats, all of which are built with the very latest, and most sophisticated boatbuilding techniques. To quote the literature, they are ‘designed for a luxurious and sporting boating experience, with an ultra lightweight hull design for optimum performance – and sustainably produced with vacuum infused composite hybrid construction.
It’s interesting to contemplate the potential of these craft, as whilst they can be ordered with conventional motor outboards, dearly most interest is being shown in the electric, Mercury / Yamaha outboard powered models, because these are the engines these craft were literally designed around. Mercury and Yamaha is distributed in Europe by the mBoat dealers, and enjoy a substantial international reputation. Being linked to a highly regarded Polish boatbuilder is very clever for both as interest in motor yachts is an all-time high.