We bought a Newport
from the company's website in early 2009. We have it attached to the back of our swim step with a davit system. It's usually stowed out of the water
on our swim step when not in use, but we also often deflate it and store it inside. Before this boat we had a West Marine
that only lasted about a year because the transom become undone. They were no help in getting it fixed, so I decided to scrap the boat and just get a new one. I've had my Newport for almost 3 years and it's far exceeded my expectations. The boat has been nothing but fun and with our 9.9 honda
it's more like a jet ski than a dinghy
. I don't often write positive reviews
, but I was googling Newport Vessels to buy the set of roller launch wheels and saw this forum, which didn't have many comments on the brand, so I decided it was only fair to tell of my experience. I recommended the boat to 2 friends which now have very similar positive experiences than my own.