Boat building is such an intricate profession that everything has to be precise and specific – from body measurements up to the very materials used to build boat. As such, not many building materials in the market can withstand being submerged, in either fresh or saltwater, without getting corroded or decayed in a span of a few months. Since boats are not cheap, it is important that the materials used to build them should have innate physical and chemical properties to guarantee that the boat is durable.
Copper, one of the most naturally occurring metallic elements on the planet, is well-known for its corrosion-resistant properties. However, pure copper is quite expensive. Furthermore, the longer copper is submerged in water, the higher the chance it’ll start leaching and polluting the marine waters.