Every hull built by McManus is made to withstand severe
offshore conditions. Using Kevlar49 and carbon fiber,
along wtih hand laid laminates and military grade resins,
ensures every Apache Powerboat will stand up to adverse
sea conditions while attaining the fastest average speeds
between your destinations.
After producing these high-performance offshore boats
for racing and serious pleasure, no McManus hull have
ever breached or been lost due to structural failure.
McManus hulls have also never experienced any delamination.
Over time, use and abuse, a typical McManus SuperBoat™
lasts more than a decade, attributed primarily to lamination
techniques and laminate designs formulated by McManus
himself. McManus, along with DuPont and the United States
Military, assembled and directed the first team to design
and weave apattern of Kevlar and carbon fiber laminate,
a design that has not been duplicated today. McManus
is also the first to use ballistics-grade Kevlar49 and
pure 100% carbon fiber in a marine application.
hulls are known to last 20-plus years -- unheard of
in a high-performance boat designed for rough offshore
seas. The hull lifespan, safety record, and unmatched
quality command a higher resale value than any other
40' high-perfornance deep-vee in the market today. McManus
has restored half of the Apache® boats he originally
built in the '80s and early '90s. These were refurbished,
not reconstructed, meaning the hulls were still in perfect
condition; the new owners were interested in updating
the look of the boats.