AL19 was created from the specific idea of bringing back into the world of small fishing boats all those concepts that in these last years have distinguished the production of the shipyard lead by Andrea Lia.
AL CUSTOM wanted to accomplish a real fisherman of 6 meters that, even if powered by only 40 HP, can plane easily and reach consistent speeds matching little fuel consumption.
As all the other shipyard’s models, the innovative and intensive usage of carbon fibre and productive processes is aimed at taking advantage of the innate features of this high tech material.
An year of work, the design committed to Lou Codega (naval architect, designer of some of the most beautiful hulls recently made in USA), 200 square meters of biaxial carbon clothes to create the hull, bulkheads and consoles.
Sport fishing AL19 has a strong emotional impact, but what seduces is its essence together with its capacity for facing the sea: 30% less power need (on equal terms of performances) compared to the normal standard fisherman made in USA, sea endurance and performances, smooth and comfortable sailing without green water on the deck, easy plane, power need and fuel consumption, comfort are all issues that might contrast with one another while searching the best possible layout.
Nevertheless new technologies and new materials employment can considerably reduce these contrasts to a compatible match; thanks to the application of carbon fibre, 300 kg out of the 450 kg of the entire AL19 structure are under the waterline and only 150 kg above, granting high cruise performances as the stability depends on the allocation of the weights (barycenter) and not on its absolute value.
Some relevant figures: AL19 is almost 6 meters long and planes in 6 seconds reaching a maximum speed of 26-28 knots (with 40hp), with a comfortable cruise speed of 20/24 knots, using a little more than a half litre per mile.
The design and the weight distribution are so accurate that the use of the 90 hp can be reserved only to whom wants to benefit extra performances also by enriching T-top boat with winter shelters.
A small but significant detail: the perfect balance with 40 horsepower engines allows important savings both in its purchase and management, including remarkable acknowledgments in terms of reducing emissions.
Info AL CUSTOM fishing boats
AL19 FISHING BOAT SPECIFICATIONS
Lenght O.A.: 5,85 m (19 ft)
Beam O.A.: 2,25 m
Dry Weight: 600 kg
Fuel tank capacity: 100 l
Power: 1×40 / 1×90
Stainless steel pop-up cleats
100 A/h battery with cut-off switch
Electrical panel with automatic waterproof switches
Freshwater shower in cockpit
Leaning post with tackle storage, 4 rod holders
4 rod holders under the gunnels
4 built-in fishing rod holders
Closed cell cushioning
High Performance non-slip flooring