Aluminum river boats have the advantage of being easy to lift and transport due to the lightweight properties of aluminum. As a result a lighter weight, a less expensive trailer can be used to haul them. Smaller boats can be transported on a truck without bothering with a trailer. They are also easy to seal if they begin to leak and always maintain some value.
Wood boats are not as sturdy as aluminum. A metal boat resists decay and is not as vulnerable to puncture wounds from debris and rocks. Aluminum boats offer a lot of cargo capacity as a ratio to weight. A small motor can be used to power the boat since they are not as heavy as some.
Since aluminum river boats are so simple, they are also inexpensive when compared to many other types of boats. They are a great option for those who like to get out and fish a bit but don't want to invest in an expensive boat. Aluminum river boats are also easy to customize to meet the unique needs of the user. Various sizes are available so that a whole family can enjoy a river boat trip if they want to.