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1998 17 (ft.) Alweld 17 Flat Bottom

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General Information

Listing# 136305

Freeport, TX, United States
Boat Type
Model Year
Aluminum Fish Boats
17 Flat Bottom
17 (ft.)
Hull Material
Fuel Type
Engine Model
FICHT RAM Injection
Number of Engines
Engine Type

General Details

Alweld Boats was founded in 1979, by two brothers, Joe and Farrell Beck. Both came from welding backgrounds.

They started out with an idea to build the toughest aluminum boat on the market, with this guiding principle: Never allow the compromise of quality for quantity.

Alweld is still family owned and now in it's second generation of leadership. That guiding principle, and the original philosophy of boat building are still there: Better than it needs to be. In 30 years of business we've been true to that principle and it's reflected in the loyalty of our customers, and the boats that they've used for years.


Alweld boats uses CNC plasma cutting technology to precisely cut each and every boat hull, as well as the boat parts.

The precision of CNC technology means that our boats are built to the very highest degree of quality, accuracy and consistency.

For us, it allows us to fashion boats and parts with less man power and at a much faster rate. CNC technology minimizes human error so that they guys building the boats know that the parts they are fitting today fit in the same way they did yesterday, a week ago, or even a year ago. And the customer purchasing an aftermarket part for their boat knows it will fit.

CNC parts are cheaper to build because they are less labor intensive than hand cut parts, which allows us to keep our prices low while maintain


Alweld boat and parts are pressed using both hand operated and computerized presses.

Our computerized press, as with the CAD design, is programmed personally by the Owner. Each identical part is pressed exactly the same, ensuring a perfect fit into the hull.

Keels - bends in the metal - are pressed into the hull of the boat to increase the hull's strength, integrity and durability. An added benefit of more keels is a straighter ride, with less sliding and better handling.

Despite the extra aluminum used with the addition of each keel (and hence the added cost of production,) Alweld boats proudly have more keels than those of most other aluminum boat manufacturers, making our boats extremely tough and very maneuverable.

After keels are pressed, the hull pieces are formed to the shape of the boat. Alweld boats are wider from chine to chine in the front. This creates more space in the boat and ensures a drier riding the very highest quality - our first priority.


Alweld uses TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas) welding on all external welds.

The center keel on all of Alweld's boats is a strong, complete TIG weld forming the two pieces together. No extrusions are used to keep the hull together.

TIG Welding produces a leak-proof seam, which MIG welding cannot. And since TIG welding creates a narrow heat affected zone, stress, cracks and distortion are virtually eliminated.

On external welds such as the corner brackets and nose caps, TIG welds create a smooth, strong seam.

The diagrams below illustrate the differences between the Center Keel Construction on Alweld boats (a TIG weld, like all Alweld external welds) and those of many other manufacturers - A Center Keel extrusion.

Like all aspect of Alweld's boat construction, our guiding principle is to build boats of the highest quality.


After the hull is welded together, assembly takes place, including the welding of ribs to the inside of the hull.

Ribs are what give a boat it's structural strength. They run the width of the boat and up both sides of the boat.

All Alweld boats are produced with ribs close together to create strength, integrity and durability.

This listing has now been on the market a couple months. Please submit any and all offers today!

We encourage all buyers to schedule a survey for an independent analysis. Any offer to purchase is ALWAYS subject to satisfactory survey results.

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Stock #40064


The trailer,hull and engine are all in very good condition. This boat is turn key ready to go!