You're right, Bob. I guess they also need to teach the construction industry that all those concrete buildings are "steel cored" as well, not just reinforced concrete. Cored is cored, a heart of something. Just doesn't sound right from here. Like the folks who say "insure" when the mean "ensure", popular doesn't make it right.
What else would I call it? Heck, I'd give it a trademarked name like FerroGlass or SteelGlass and refer to it as a brand of "steel reinforced fiber composite hull". Whether putting steel inside any boat is a pro or on, I'm not so sure of. There's probably always some downside if the steel rusts and spalls out the frp, personally I'd rather have either a frp hull
OR a metal hull
, one or the other. But hey, maybe they've got a great discovery and they'll revolutionize boat building. You know, "Wilbur, that flying machine ain't never gonna get off the ground!"
Stranger things have happened.