Because a boat under normal conditions will spend virtually all of its time in the water, it is of the utmost importance to consider the wood being used in construction in order to avoid rot and decay, warping, or ultimately, a failed boat. In order to avoid a structural failure and the stresses/financial loss associated with a sunken boat, choosing your wood can be the most important decision you make in the building process.
Bruynzeel plywood comprised of Gaboon wood species and WBF (weather & boil proof) melamine glue, offers 100% water and weather resistant plies and a BS 1088 certification (the highest/toughest grading possible), making it a high quality, top choice for many customers. When it comes to the strongest of the strongest out there, Bruynzeel takes the honor.
Because the quality and appearance are of extreme importance to builders, Bruynzeel is free of any defects, which offers not only a beauty, but a higher quality of stability and an additional barrier against the effects of moisture. Because it is free of defects, the grain is relatively uniform, making it a top choice for yacht building.
Once sealed and protected, Bruynzeel plywood is resistant to the elements and will resist cracking, rotting, and warping. Of course, as with any wood, maintenance is also extremely important in the life of your boat. By protecting your boat from the harmful rays from the sun, you can prevent deterioration of the finishing. Also, by lifting your boat out of the water, even just a few inches, you can allow air to circulate, which will help to keep the boat dry and prevent rotting. If you notice any small problems in your boat over time, immediately address them to prevent bigger problems that may arise in the future.
If you are looking for a wood type that you have little to worry about, Bruynzeel plywood is sure to provide the beauty, high quality, and durability that you need, and in fact, there is even a 20 year guarantee. Most boat builders do not have time to deal with failing lumber that isn’t as high a quality as Bruynzeel plywood, and their customers will not tolerate such defects in lumber.
While, at times, lumber suppliers may have had to work with Bruynzeel lumber brokers who increased the price at will and caused uncertainty in the supply, J. Gibson McIlvain Company now serves as an exclusive North American distributor of Bruynzeel plywood.
Imported directly from Le Vanneau, France, J. Gibson McIlvain Company has a full range of thicknesses including 1/8, 1/4, 3/8, 3/4, and 1 inches. Because the product is now imported directly from France, J. Gibson McIlvain Company can offer a better price with more reliable availability.
As you place your order for Bruynzeel plywood, J. Gibson McIlvain Company can also provide you with the lumber needed for your interior boat building, including teak. All wood can be shipped nationwide to you on the same truck, offering you the utmost convenience and availability as you begin your next boat building project.
J. Gibson McIlvain Company
Since 1798, when Hugh McIlvain established a lumber business near Philadelphia, the McIlvain family has been immersed in the premium import and domestic lumber industry. With its headquarters located just outside of Baltimore, the J. Gibson McIlvain Company (www.mcilvain.com) is one of the largest U.S. importers of exotic woods.
As an active supporter of sustainable lumber practices, the J. Gibson McIlvain Company has provided fine lumber for notable projects throughout the world, including the White House, Capitol building, Supreme Court, and the Smithsonian museums. Contact a representative at J. Gibson McIlvain today by calling (800) 638-9100.