Progression boats are our
own design, not a splash or a copy from some other company.
Progressionís designs went from the drawing board to computers, then
built wooden plugs, which became the foundation for our mirror-smooth
fiberglass molds. The benefit of this is that we know more about our
boats than any one in the world.
The above photos show
the first Progression design, being created as a plug for the mold
that would evolve into the Progression 24 hull. Circa 1983.
Progressionís bottom design, starting at the transom keel, has a seven
inch pad running forward. Working from the pad to each side, the
design incorporates a 24-degree panel, a three inch lifting strake, a
23-degree panel, a three inch lifting strake, and a 22-degree panel
ending with a three inch reverse angle chine. (where the side meets
the bottom). This is
Progressionís unique Variable-Deadrise Bottom. The benefits of
a bottom with this geometric design, as opposed to that of a straight
V-bottom, is a stronger and stiffer bottom, creating greater lift in
the water. All this adds up to softer entries, a dryer ride, greater
stability, and higher speeds in rougher water.
transom gives you the
versatility to accommodate trim tabs,
hydraulic steering rams, outboard engine
brackets, stern drive stand off boxes, ladders, and a swim platform.
All this adds up to no sacrifice in handling or speed.
Progression builds their boats in balsa cored molds, vacuum bagging
all structural laminates, which virtually
guarantees a bottom that's race ready and one that doesn't need
blue printing. Progressionís sharp strake edges reduce drag and
increases speed. This standard Progression practice is unheard of in
the boating industry.
Progression believes in
producing the same quality inside as well as outside, including where
you can't see. When a manufacturer delivers waves down the sides and
bottom of the hull, then tells you the work under the floor is better,
whoís the fool?