Aluminium Hull Technology by Fiskars
Inha Works Ltd – Buster Boats is the largest manufacturer of aluminium boats in Europe. A vast majority of the over 120,000 boats we have delivered to customers during the past 50 years are still in use.
Our design efforts have always been guided by an uncompromising pursuit of durability, practicality and first-class seaworthiness. Combined with generations’ worth of industrial craftsmanship and boat building experience, this has resulted in the high quality that has become a concept in itself among boat owners: Buster.
The AHT - Aluminium Hull Technology by Fiskars logo is a seal of experience, expertise and relentless dedication we have gained in the past 50 years in ever increasing the quality of our boats.
Superior marine-grade aluminium
A light but durable material, marine-grade aluminium tolerates shocks, scratches and bottom contact without deforming or structural deterioration. It does not absorb water, nor does it burn, crack, fade or rust. Furthermore, it withstands extreme temperatures and weather, enabling you to extend the boating season from earliest spring to latest autumn.
Also available for Buster boats are optional colours for the side panels as well as hull painting and treatment.
The innovative solutions, first-class materials and continuous marine testing of the Buster hull guarantee safe handling characteristics, great performance and a long service life for the boat.
Our grid of over dimensioned hull stiffeners make the boat durable, giving it sturdy handling characteristics, while keeping it light. The rigid transom allows for powerful engines, and the carefully designed hull shape makes the boat behave consistently in heavy seas. Fair with the topsides, the rub rail absorbs shocks and protects the side of the boat. The soundproofing installed on the hull reduces the noise and make Buster boats silent and pleasant to use.
Carefree and versatile
A Buster boat does not require annual scrubbing, painting or treatment – washing it with fresh water is enough to keep the boat clean and fit for purpose for decades. With your Buster, you can reach stony shores and rocky islands. Moreover, you can load it with goods and stuff without having to worry about getting the boat dirty or damaging its surfaces.
A Buster is a versatile boat. Thanks to its different interior and accessory options, the boat lends itself smoothly to trips to the summer cottage, excursions, fishing, water sports and other hobbies. A Buster boat will also serve as a versatile workhorse for transporting goods and passengers.
Important environmental values
Being a market leader and pioneer is not just about technology and performance; it is also about environmental responsibility. We strive to minimise unwanted effects on the environment in both our own operations and the material selection and production of Buster boats.
Our boats are made of 80%-recycled aluminium raw materials. More than 90% of a finished boat can be re-used as aluminium and plastic parts are recyclable and wooden parts can be burnt to obtain energy. The aluminium in our environmentally friendly hulls can be recycled over and over. Furthermore, we recycle all utilisable materials generated by our operations.
The exceptional durability and long life of Buster boats benefit both the boat owner and the environment. In naval architecture, we place special emphasis on optimal hull shape and low total weight of the boat. This is how Buster can achieve a performance level corresponding to its size class at lower engine power and fuel consumption. The boat’s lightness also saves fuel during transport on trailer.