About Triton Boats
How Triton Fiberglass Boats are built
At Triton, we're proud of the way our boats look, but we believe it's
what's inside that really counts. Triton boats feature the most
advanced design, materials, construction methods and safety engineering
in the entire fishing boat industry. As you'll see, we use aircraft
technology in our hull construction - there's no wood in a Triton
boat. Our innovative engineering approach enables every Triton hull
to carry a lifetime warranty, plus a three-year warranty on most
Triton-installed components. And, most important of all, every Triton
boat is designed and built with your complete safety in mind.
Wood-Free Composite Construction
Most fiberglass fishing boats are built with wood in such strategic areas
as the stringer system, transom, deck and floor. Over
time, wood can rot, leading to structural failures. Even wood thoroughly
encapsulated with fiberglass still contains water and can expand and
contract over time, which may lead to delamination. It's impossible
to bond wood and fiberglass chemically. Also, wood softens when wet,
causing fasteners to pull loose. For these and other reasons, there
is no wood in a Triton boat. Instead, Triton insists on space age
Tri-Core composite construction. Tri-Core, a high-tech, super-strong
polyurethane core material used in high performance aircraft, can
never rot, bonds chemically with fiberglass, and is unaffected by
climate changes. In addition, structural tests show Tri-Core to be
lighter than wood, yet stronger than most wood/fiberglass laminates.
Like other fiberglass boats, a Triton is built from the inside out. But
that's where the similarity ends. We use state-of-the-art gelcoats and
baby our molds so your Triton boat has a brilliant mirror finish that'll
last a lifetime.Every Triton features hand-laid construction and AME 1000
resin for greater strength and uniformity without excess weight. Many
competing manufacturers use extensive chopper gun construction in their
boats. The chopper gun is a laborsaving tool that sprays material into
the hull. It enables our competition to turn out more boats at a faster
pace, but at Triton, we know faster isn't necessarily better where your
boat's construction - and your safety - are concerned. Compare our lifetime
hull warranty to the flimsy warranties on competing boats and you'll understand
why we take extra time to hand-lay every Triton hull.
There are 3 primary
components in the construction of a boat - the hull, stringer and deck.
At Triton, all three are built by hand-laying fiberglass. They are then
brought together and banded in place, thus forming a solid, singular unit.
We call this uni-body construction. It's the reason a Triton offers unsurpassed
structural integrity and performs as if it were all one piece.
Triton boats, like fine automobiles, are built with unibody construction.
When under power, the entire boat moves as a single unit, greatly reducing
vibration that can result in transom failure. Unibody construction provides
superior strength, while reducing performance-robbing weight.
The Backbone of Our Boats
The backbone of every Triton boat is our amazing stringer system. Many
competing boat brands use wood stringers encapsulated in fiberglass, but
Triton uses a one-piece composite and fiberglass stringer system for unparalleled
strength and rigidity.
stringer features two braces running from bow to stern, and seven
cross-members connecting port to starboard. This radical design makes
a Triton boat extremely rigid and helps eliminate deck and hull twisting.
In addition, the Triton stringer system is hyper-engineered to fit
perfectly into the hull with 100% contact - once in place, there are
no gaps between stringer and hull! Most competing boatbuilders don't
bother to engineer their stringers to even approach such close tolerances
- they're content to patch those "wide open spaces" between stringer
and hull with fiberglass. But that's not good enough for Triton!
Rock-Solid Transom & Deck
A glance at the stern of a Triton boat reveals a major difference between
our boats and many of our competitors' models. Every Triton features a
full-width transom, running all the way from port to starboard. Many competitive
boats have much narrower transoms - some only 24 inches wide! Our full-width
transom means the weight of your outboard is distributed over a much wider
area, to absorb stress more effectively. The Triton transom is crafted
from Tri-Core and fiberglass, which are bonded chemically, unlike the
simple mechanical bond our competitors hope to achieve with wood. It connects
directly to the stringer system to form the industry's strongest and most
rigid "skeleton" - your assurance that every Triton boat is built to last
a lifetime. Our deck is also designed for maximum strength. It features
four transverse bulkheads which tie into the stringer system in true unibody
fashion, thereby enhancing the deck's structural integrity. Deck and hull
are chemically bonded with automotive-strength structural adhesive. The
result: rock-solid construction, guaranteed to last a lifetime!
Superior Flotation = Greater Safety
At Triton, your safety is our #1 concern. That's why every Triton boat
exceeds upright and level flotation standards of the U.S. Coast Guard,
National Marine Manufacturers Association and American Boat & Yacht Council.
You can enjoy your Triton with the complete confidence of knowing there
has never been a single flotation failure on a Triton boat…not one! Other
boat manufacturers would probably consider our foaming process excessive,
but we'd rather "over-foam" our boats than compromise your safety. Through
rigorous testing procedures both in our 20,000-gallon test tank and "on
location" under adverse lake conditions, Triton's engineers go the extra
mile to determine the best possible location and maximum amount of foam
flotation for each specific model. Our foam flotation process is truly
extraordinary in the boating industry. We actually inject polyurethane
foam into our string system, then fill open cavities between the stringers
with more foam to support the weight of the hull, passengers and gear.
Our tests have proven this much foam alone will float our boats, but that's
not good enough for Triton. So we add large foam dams in the rear corners
to support the weight of your outboard and batteries. Then we inject foam
flotation down the sides of the boat so it can't roll over, but remain
upright and level instead. Finally, still more foam is injected under
the floor and inside the deck, where it provides superior upright and
level flotation, as well as added insulation for livewells, fish boxes
and ice chests. The bottom line: Like the finest automobiles whose names
have become synonymous with quality and safety, Triton too has built its
reputation on quality materials, design and construction techniques that
in turn means the ultimate in safety for you.
- Triton's all fiberglass Zero-Flex
Stringer System is completely cored with polyurethane composite
- The full width All-Composite Transom
is bonded to the stringer system with Hi-Density composite braces.
- Composite-cored Fiberglass Cross Members
bridge the 2 full-length stringer, tying the port and starboard sides
of the boat together to eliminate deck and hull twisting.
- Our Uni-Body Construction
technique utilizes transverse bulkheads built into the deck that interlock
with the hull's stringer system, virtually welding the two parts into
- The Zero-Flex Stringer System
is molded to precisely mate with the hull laminate and has over 290
linear feet of surface bonded to the hull as part of our Uni-Body
Construction. That's nearly a football field's worth of total stringer
length in the Tr-21's hull.
- Triton's unique Wide-Track-Flared
Hull and Deck Design offers you larger rear storage boxes
and openings, larger livewells, and greater stability. Styling is
also enhanced with the W.T.F. design, yielding a dominant appearance,
characteristic of a Triton Boat's image and performance.
The Triton Difference
As you've seen, Triton's state-of-the-art materials and construction methods
give our boats tremendous strength without excess weight. You benefit
from faster acceleration, greater top-end speed, a soft, dry ride in rough
water and increased fuel efficiency for both your outboard and your tow
vehicle. Greater strength means a longer-lasting boat with the best warranty
in the business. Extra flotation means greater safety for you, your family
and your fishing partners.
Quality. Innovation. Safety. That's the Triton difference!