Thanks for your info.
That is one sweet looking paint job.
I have not made up my mind yet but still leaning towards Sotar due to custom options available at no extra cost.
Let's face it, they are both sick boats. My main reasoning for choosing Sotar right now is that they will custom build my boat now to my specs with either drop stitch floor, from same factory as Maravia but thicker PVC. The boat material is thicker than Maravia and not encapsulated in Urethane paint to give it durability, Sotars seven chamber stern and bow seems like a sweet design, and I can add 6" to their 15ft boat making it 15'6" at no extra charge. I can also increase tube diameter by 1" at no charge.
And the fall sale from maravia only pertains to their in stock boats, which give me no room for customizing my raft. Sotar as I said will build my boat after I order it, and price will be 20% off now through the 15th of Oct.
It feels a little odd going with Sotar since I have had so much positive feedback on Maravia's from you folks and I have spent time on the Middle Fork and Westwater with a buddy that rows and loves his Maravia. I wish I could find a few more people that have owned Sotars to give me some input hereto go on.
I have to go with my gut feeling here and after weighing all the pros and cons, Sotar keeps coming out on top. I may regret it later but at least we'll have someone here to give some beta next time this conversation arrises.