Here's Aspen Founder, Larry Graf, alongside his newest creation as it comes out of the mold:
|Gateway V Coming out of the Mold inside the Nordic Tug Lamination Facility.|
There's no wood whatsoever in the structure of this boat! The bulkheads are 100% Coosa, which is a super dense, fiber infused, closed-cell foam board. It's not crushable, and will hold and support bolts and other fasteners.
Total cost of just the Coosa? $6,000 for the Coosa, marine plywood could have been used for only $1,200! And that's what separates a quality piece that will literally last a century plus, from something that's designed to look good initially but then fails to hold up over time.