Thought I would post this as a matter of interest.
Bought this recently off Ebay:
New 3.0M Inflatable Boat Fishing Tender Yacht Aluminium Floor with Oars Pump | eBay
For the 3.0 metre they wanted AUD$750 buy it now, but I got for AUD $550 at auction
and the reserve was AUD$500.
It's 3.0 metres, PVC coated polyester (not Hypalon), weighs in at 46kg's or 100 pounds, is rated to a maximum of 12hp, has the proper builders plate for certification
, aluminium seats (possibly not that strong), aliminium floor etc. Seems to be pretty much an exact copy of the Zodiac
with the 3 piece aluminium and 1 piece ply floor, inflatable keel
Also avaialble in smaller sizes as per their advert on Ebay.
Seems to be a good machine, performs well, folds up. I'm thinking that even though it's not Hypalon at that price
it's good value. My local boat shop has a 3.0 metre Hypalon one for $3k with a fibreglass floor so it makes this one seem like good value.
Would be interested to hear how long a PVC inflatable
lasts when left outside permanently as a tender