WHY ALCUSTOM

 TECHNOLOGY

Overweight? No thanks, muscles only

Our fishermen are the most technologically advanced sportfishing boats on the market today. We are pioneers in the use of carbon fibre: the entire superstructure of our boats are carbon built: hull topsides, deck, console and hardtop.
The selective use of carbon fibre pushes the fisherman centre of gravity right down, making for a boat overall much lighter, allowing a significant increase in stability and stiffness. All that on the waves translates into a sporty ride, incredibly faster, smoother, and drier, with fuel consumptions drastically reduced compared to any other fisherman of comparable size. Materials and technology exist today. We put them to use.

PERFORMANCES

In the waves, no contenders

The hull is the heart of our fisherman. Design and performance, allure and drive, aesthetic appeal and substance. A line so beautiful it steals your breath away joins a project that looks to the future, designed by the number 1 naval architect in the world when it comes to the study of planing fisherman hulls: the American Lou Codega.
A hull with fascinating lines and a competitive temperance, a unique ride experience, an incredibly fast, smooth, dry race among the waves.
Flying way higher your best expectations. The radical use of carbon fibre gives far better performance than the hulls you’ve been used till now, achieved with way lower power and consumptions. To ride the waves, no contenders.

CUSTOM

A direct and special relationship

The AL CUSTOM philosophy could not be further from the big numbers of mass-production. Rigorously “fishing oriented”, every boat is built to order, for owners who share our ideas about optimal performance and reasonable energy efficiency.
But there’s more: we are the only fisherman boat builders using almost exclusively solar power, produced by our impressive photovoltaic system. Our forward-looking and sensitive approach unites technology and environment, owners and builders.
This is why “Custom” to us means looking after every single client and every single boat, even after delivery. A direct and special relationship between boat builder and boat owner, which begins when you join the exclusive AL CUSTOM club and deepens over time.

HISTORY

Andrea Lia and AL CUSTOM

The story of the fisherman AL CUSTOM born in 1991: Andrea Lia graduated in engineering in 1991 with a thesis on carbon fibre which obtained maximum marks. In 1997 he broke two European fishing records and won the IGFA Annual Fishing International Contest. In 2000 he opened a fishing centre in Porto Cervo, and became the first professional charter captain to operate in the “Costa Smeralda”. As a journalist and one of the best-qualified captains in Europe, Andrea Lia is editor of major fishing magazines and TV channels in Italy, France and Spain. In 2004 he decided to combine the profession of engineering with his twenty years’ experience at sea. Thus the ALCUSTOM challenge was born: to produce the best open sport fisherman boats ever made. The project was entrusted to American naval architect Lou Codega, who already worked at the project of the Destriero, the motor boat which holds the Blue Ribbon, world record for Atlantic crossings, and the most widely-respected fisherman boats in the States. Continuing on his determined path, Andrea Lia acquired a part of Tecnoresine, indisputable leader in high-performance boat building with eleven world titles in the last 15 years in sailing class J/24. Combining forces and experience, new workshop facilities was built and new technology installed. Designing continues apace, always looking to the future. Meanwhile, at sea, from Liguria to Sardinia, Calabria to the mouth of the Po, AL CUSTOM boats are repeatedly showing their power, inexorably leaving their competitors behind, in full view of all, when the going gets tough, in tournaments. This was only the beginning, just one part of what lies behind. In front there’s a brand. To dream of.