The strength and durability of fibreglass transformed the boating industry and made it possible to mass produce small leisure craft (larger vessels like cruise ships or fishing trawlers need a more solid material like aluminium or steel). However, boats that were built in the fibreglass boom of the 1960s and 1970s are now dying.
|Type||Article for The Conversation|
|Media of output||online|
|Publisher||The Conversation Trust (UK)|
|Publication status||Published - 4 Aug 2020|