WHY A RAIDER
IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR THE TOUGHEST HEAVY GAUGE ALUMINUM BOAT,
LOOK NO FURTHER THAN THE ALL NEW LINEUP OF RAIDER BOATS.
Whether you’re a seasoned professional looking for your next tournament rig or you’re a first time boat buyer we have the boat for you. Raider Boats focuses on presenting you, our customer, with as much boat for your money as possible. That's why every boat from our 188 Mariner to the 290 Offshore, you'll find our boats are longer, deeper, wider and offer more features than anyone else. With 15 models of boats we have exactly what you need.
QUALITY. STRENGTH. RELIABILITY. IT’S IN EVERYTHING WE DO.
Discover the advantages to owning a Raider Boat!
Top 10 Reasons Raiders Substructure is superior in strength and design:
- Minimum of 5 full length 1.5” x 3” “C-Channels” welded to the bottom of the hull.
- 2 full length/full height vertical stiffeners welded in longitudinally on the hull.
- Laterals made from (2) fully welded 1’ plates and welded in .200” thick 1.5” x 3” C-Channels made from 6062 Alloy.
- Laterals welded in on 16” centers.
- Over 13’ of substructure welding per every 16” of the bottom plate on our smallest model of boat.
- Structure fully extended into the offshore bracket.
- Highest quality 5086 marine grade Aluminum Hulls.
- Double welded in every possible location.
- Exterior hull stiffening lifting strakes.
- Custom Hardened 6062 alloy extrusions for chine protection.
Raider Boats builds each and every boat using a fully integrated and thoroughly engineered stringer grid system. Unlike the common and much easier to build box girder design, a well thought out stinger grid will give each hull an unparalleled strength and in turn is much less prone to cracking or breaking welds.
Raider Boats engineers its substructure to have continuous support from the mounting position of the engine to the tip of the hull plate. Raider uses up to .200” thick channeling that matches the curvature of the hull. This channeling is paired with several vertical plates that are integrated to the lateral supports. We even take it a step further by welding in angled supports at each lateral junction, this added angled support keeps the hull flex at a minimum and prevents the weld fatigue that is the most common factor in broken welds and cracked plate.
Our interlocking stringer grid allows us to begin sharpening our deadrise angle much further back in the boat, unlike the more common and cost effective box girder design, also known as a box beam construction. A box girder is typically manufactured with a constant deadrise carried further forward through the hull. This method leaves you with a constant deadrise hull rather than a true variable deadrise hull. Our ISG stringer system is proprietary to Raider Boats and is the backbone in the design of our TCV and Precision Vee hull designs.
Raider utilizes only top quality heavy gauge aluminum. Raiders bottoms are made from 5086 alloy and our sides are 5052 alloy. Our extrusions and substructure utilizes 6062 hardened alloys for superior strength and longevity.
Construction Breakdown 2
At Raider we build all of our hulls with an independent interlocking stinger hull construction or what we call ISG Stringer System. This means that each transverse is fully locked into every longitudinal structural piece and each transverse is also completely independent from one another. The makeup of this design is extremely unique and is only mirrored in boats much larger in design.
Construction Breakdown 3
Hardened 6062 alloy make up the base of the structure, in our smallest 18’ model we have 5 of these extrusions welded longitudinally full length on the hull. These extrusions are 1 ½” tall x 3” wide and are .200” thick. On our larger Offshore and Sea Raider Series we have as many as 11 on the bottom of our hulls. These longitudinal are the base of the entire structure and add an unmatched stiffness to the hull plate.
Construction Breakdown 4
Two primary longitudinal are added for floor support and add height in the structure, this height increases the strength within our overall design. The added height supports the entire structural frame and further prevents unwanted flex.