Larry Bonadeo's first (and personal) boat turned out so well that after cruising aboard it with his family for more than a year, he started Bonadeo Boatworks, hired Steve French (the brilliant designer at Applied Concepts Unleashed) and embarked on building 31- and 34-footers.
Available in both cuddy and center-console versions, the Bonadeo 31 employs the most advanced construction technology and ingredients. Bonadeo and French drew a handsome hull with subtle shear, integral engine bracket, moderate Carolina flare, sharp entry and deep-V deadrise. The laminate consists of sandwiching Core-Cell composite foam coring between layers of Kevlar, E-Glass and carbon fiber and bonding it all together with expensive epoxy resin. The 31 boasts oversized longitudinal stringers that actually add strength to the transom as well as the hull. In addition, as in ocean-going commercial vessels, Bonadeo incorporates seven transverse bulkheads that both compartmentalize the hull and add incredible structural stiffness and integrity. The gasketed hatches all drain into a central system that goes overboard rather than down into the bilge. You'll find this to be one of the most durable, impact-resistant and weight-efficient construction methods available today. But that's not all: The Core-Cell composite in the hull bottom and sides makes for a much quieter-riding hull than people with plain fiberglass hulls can even imagine!
The Bonadeo 31 equipped with a pair of 250-hp outboards tops out at 48 mph and cruises somewhere in the neighborhood of 40 mph with a full 300-gallon fuel load.
Just some of the innovative features incorporated into Bonadeo hulls include such things as under-foredeck rod storage accessed through the center console, an Eskimo ice machine in the fish box powered by an inverter (or generator), fully finished stand-up head with burled-wood veneers, room for bunks, teak decking outside and teak-and-holly cabin sole, a separate pump room and huge fish boxes.
Larry Bonadeo despises dead space on a boat as much as most boaters do. You'll be truly impressed with his unique perspective on how a boat should be designed and built.