Fiberglass is a trusted material that has been in use for more than 45 years with excellent results but not all fiberglass boats are built the same way. Few builders have the construction knowledge and experience that Aspen has when it comes to building composite boats. The process used in the construction of an Aspen Power Cat combines modern technology with quality materials. Aspen uses premium Vinyl-ester and Isophthalic resins, S-glass, Kevlar, and cross-linked PVC cores ranging in thickness from a ¼ inch all the way up to 2½ inches. Construction is robust: Stringers and bulkheads are all made with synthetic Coosa board, a glass-fiber-reinforced urethane board and wrapped with up to a quarter-inch thickness of solid glass. The highest-quality UV-stabilized gelcoat is used, which is more expensive, but provides a better finish that holds both color and shine longer. These quality materials, combined with proper care in handling and advanced construction processes yield high-strength, lightweight hulls and decks that are very stable in the marine environment. Stability, quality, and durability are what ensures your boat’s strength and aesthetics into the future. Properly maintained Aspen hulls should last more than 100 years, which may exceed your personal expectations. This ensures your resale value, making your true cost of ownership among the lowest in the industry.