When we introduced our Pro-Drive “X” Series boat line, it was our goal to design and build a shallow draft boat to complement shallow draft outboards. After running many different boat designs, we discovered that a tapered chime boat runs higher and drafts less water than the typical round or semi v style boats in every condition which, in turn, produces better speeds and higher load carrying capabilities. The tapered chime and smooth bottom gives Pro-Drive owners the best maneuvering capability when running at idle or low speeds. Therefore, the “X” Series boat line has emerged. Knowing that hunters and fisherman run in areas where they will have to cross logs, stumps and bottoms which can damage the bottom of most light duty hulls and because of our commitment to quality, Pro-Drive constructs all of our boats with 5086 grade aluminum which is 1/8″ thick.
At Pro-Drive, our team designers and builders have extensive knowledge and experience with building airboat hulls and we know that in extreme environments, a boat that has ribs running across the width of its bottom tends to buckle in between the ribs. Therefore, Pro-Drive runs 1″ x 2″ rectangular ribs across the length (front to back) of all our boats. That along with our 2″ x 2″ square tubing bracing the floor and side walls make our hulls almost indestructible.