It is not unusual to buy second-hand boats. Some prefer second-hand boats as they are cheaper. However, buying a new inflatable boat is easier than buying a used boat. For one thing you don t have to worry if the boat is in good condition. The boat should be in good condition as it is brand new. If there are defects you can easily return it under warranty. The only foreseeable problem is that the boat is manufactured by some obscure company. It is always safe to buy a branded name.
There are plenty of inflatable boats that can be rightly picked right off the display of a boat trade show. The boats displayed are so loaded with freebies and Add-ons that one is tempted to buy the boat right off. With discounts that are jaw-dropping low, with a 0% interest available right then and then, a 5-year warranty and a cooler full of free beer, who would not buy that boat even if you can t even pronounce the manufacturer s name. One of the easy-to-spot flaws of this boat is foot pump. Most are so small and inadequate that you need to energetically pump the whole thing for 30 minutes to inflate the seat-maybe another hour or so to pump up the rest of the boat.
To get around this problem, you would need to buy an additional pump which translates to additional cost. It is also remove disconcerting to find out that after buying the additional pump and finally inflating the whole boat, you can t fit the deflated boat back to its storage bag. It is a good thing if your main boat is roomy and can accommodate a fully-inflated boat but: a small boat will be in trouble if this was the case. The manufacturer s engine rating is sometimes over-rated. An engine rating of up to 10 horsepower proved to be puzzling when a 9 – horsepower inflatable boat easily overtook the 10 hp inflatable boat.