Let warranty(a minimum of 3 years)and valves(higher quality, the better)head up the top of your decision list.
Generally, the phrase "You get what you pay for." very strongly applies with duckies...That is, a cheap boat with a short warranty(like 1 year or none)might end up lasting only that long, if that. Middle priced IKs have what probably is half-life warranties. (That is, if a boat has a 3 year warranty, with good maintenance, should easily last 6-10.) And of course, higher priced boats(like Aire)have the most exceptional warranties(and at those prices, they should.)
Good hunting...Er, fishing!
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