I'll never buy a steel boat, they all start to die from the inside, most of them look very good, but once you look carefully in the bilges (if having any access), you ll understand why a lot of them are bad. A lot of friend have steel boats, they all agree on that it is faster to build a new steel hull
than to renew an old one.
My former boat was GRP with polyester resin, which is good but after a time some blisters
start to appear (I would not recommand Balsa sandwich GRP).
My new boat is Epoxy
GRP only, I know I will never have an issue with the hull
, like a ferro
boat (even if a lot of people hate them, the ones that are professionally built are very very reliable).
I like wooden boats, at least you know when something is wrong with the hull, the repairs
are easy but can be very expensive. The only bad thing is that you'll spend 3 months a year just varnishing...
you ask the question after buying