Gentlemen: Thus is "Ron" from that Oregon Shop. We have been a Zodiac Dealer since 1973, been around the block a few times with them. They did purchase Avon several years ago and changed the manufacturing over to mainly commercial products including RHI's and safety and rescue boats. They were then purchased by a venture capital firm who proceeded to split Zodiac into 5 different Co's, one of which was called Mil/Pro. Z Marine became the new recreational Co. of the old Zodiac.
Mil/Pro decided to attempt to go back into the white water raft biz again and produced a limited number of the original Avon WW rafts. Then the venture capitalists hit them again and several(most) of the original Zodiac Co. employees left the Co.
The new people were not familiar with the white water line and the one guy who did, left.
So, we got the call, would we help them move these white water Avons which we agreed to do for them. These are all 2013 model serial number boats and followed the original patterns and were made in the Avon factory in England. The USCG requires each builder to identify each boat with a serial number starting with the builders ID. Avon has always been AVB#### and Zodiac is XDC#### These are all AVB boats as original.
We have priced them at close out pricing as Zodiac Mil/Pro has asked us to move them for them and is paying all freight in the lower 48.
Sorry to have such a long first post but i felt I should try and clear up some issues and comments I have seen. Warranty is 5 years fabric and seams.
Thank you for your time.