The hull, deck and interior liner of the Egret optimize the properties of various foam core materials. Each core application is engineered to perform a specific function. A dense centerline core prevents the boat from point loading on the trailer rollers. A more resilient core material is used in the hull outboard of the centerline. This core, combined with vinylester resins inherent flexibility, creates an extremely resilient structure while reducing hull noise to an absolute minimum. The deck laminate utilizes another light, but stiff foam core to further assist in the reduction of weight demanded by the Egret design team. And finally, a very dense core is utilized in the transom where the motor mounts create high compression loads.
The Egret 167 is as much as 250 lbs lighter and stronger than similar size skiffs. Less weight means better fuel economy, faster hole shots, easier poling, and shallower draft. This is achieved with an advanced composite laminate which uses vinylester resin that is much stronger, more resilient and 10% lighter by volume than resin more commonly used. Watch the video walkthrough of the Egret 167 presented by professional angler, Bob Morris here.