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Old 01-09-2012, 20:45   #16
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Re: AquaPro Inflatable Boats

I experienced the usual problems with the glue joints on a 5 years old Aquapro Europa 240 tender bought in New Zealand and still under warranty.
RFD refuses to fully cover the warranty as the serial number tag is missing.
As I never removed it, I presume it came off the wodden transom due to corrosion between the alluminium and the nails/rivets. Has anybody experienced similar accident (detachment of the serial number tag)?
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Old 13-12-2012, 23:51   #17
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Re: AquaPro Inflatable Boats

What sad stories! I bought a 3 metre polymer AquaPro at the Sydney Boat Show in 2000. It is still going strong although it has been stored more than used. One side is leaking slightly, through the inflation point I think. When I want a replacement I guess I'll have to get one from NZ.
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Old 04-08-2014, 19:57   #18
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Re: AquaPro Inflatable Boats

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If your looking a inflatable I am going back to china in 2 weeks and I am picking 3 boats 300cm for myself and 2 other guys at the marina if you want mds sheets , process FEMA reports from production runs or pictures I will send them to you
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Hi guys I know it's an old thread but I too have been through 2 aqua pro inflatables with both boats the transom started pulling away from the pontoons .


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Old 04-08-2014, 20:31   #19
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Re: AquaPro Inflatable Boats

I totally given up on them as a bad expensive joke.
Replaced them with Swift inflatable from Southport Qld have been to date very good and the quality outstanding. Swift are the choice of most charter operators in the Whitsundays
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Old 06-08-2014, 18:00   #20
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Re: AquaPro Inflatable Boats

I bought a New Zealand built 3M Aquapro RIB in 1999, used it many times for exploring waterways in Eastern Australia and stored it away from the sunlight. Sold it last year (2013) after cosmetic work on the few glued seams that were starting to peel. Great boat that gave me long service.

The move to production in China in early 2000s was fraught with quality control problems which destroyed the brand's reputation as a quality RIB. Who's to say Aquapro is not making the same sort of comeback as other brands still made in China?
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Hope so after spending over $20k on their crap boats hard for me to ever go back near them. Plenty of other makes out there.


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Old 06-08-2014, 18:21   #22
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Re: AquaPro Inflatable Boats

Had a 14' aquapro in the late nineties. Will never own another one. Enough said.
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I have aka ways used them but the last 2 large commercials were total crap


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