How a Fiberglass Boat is Made – (Video)

This Discovery / Science Channel’s “How It’s Made” episode takes us behind the scenes in a boat manufacturing facility and shows us how fiberglass boats are made.

Fiberglass boats are low maintenance and durable. They don’t deteriorate like wooden boats do. Fiberglass fibers are lightweight, stronger than steel, and won’t stretch or rot. For this boat, a fiberglass mold is made by spraying gun roving and resin into the form. The chopped roving is reinforced with woven roving and wood is added where equipment will be installed. When the forms have cured, they are released from the mold and the top is attached to the hull. Furniture, windows, and accessories are installed into the boat before being ready for shipment.

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5 comments

1 MarineHQ.com { 05.31.13 at 4:37 pm }

Interesting article, like the video. Love the show How It’s Made.

2 Fiberglass Ladders { 08.21.13 at 12:10 pm }

I only knew how ladders were made. But i saw how boats were made. All thank for your great article

3 arnold puckett { 02.14.15 at 7:04 pm }

what all do I need to make a flat bottom boat 24x6foot wide24″tall?

4 ccaldwell@fibreglast.com { 05.12.15 at 12:47 pm }

Please call our Customer Service line 800-214-8568 for detailed information. We can not provide the engineering required for as broad of a request as you have made, but we can help guide you to the materials suitable for that type of application.

5 webermarine { 07.27.16 at 9:23 am }

thanks for this faboulus article. very essential for me.thanks.
this site also help me a lot.
http://www.webermarine.net/how-are-fiberglass-boats-made/

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