Question from someone with very little knowledge of boat construction.
If I understand correctly fiberglass
is simply plastic with glass fibers for additional strength (or carbon fibers instead in some cases).
So why are boat hulls always white? Is there a reason other than aesthetics? I've seen some powerboats in other colors, but I don't recall
ever seeing a sailboat with a fiberglass hull
other than white, although I could certainly be wrong. Still, while there may be exceptions, white is still overwhelmingly the dominant color.
Is there any reason other than preference? I would love to buy a boat in a unique color, but that doesn't seem to be possible without painting it.