The Doucette wide 45 is constructed with isothalic gel coat, vinyl ester resin, and BTI higher strength mat/woven combination. A one piece tube mold is glassed to the roof and wheelhouse, giving it extra strength and also providing a place for running and hiding wires. The 6’x9’ engine room compartment is molded to the hull, giving it an overall thickness of 1¾” or greater. The floors are solid fiberglass ranging from ⅝” to ¾” thick. The twin 250 gallon fuel tanks are mounted under the floor and are built with vinyl ester fuel resin. All of this combined with the crisscross bulkhead design gives the Doucette wide 45 superior strength and durability.