Go for the Hyside.
I think they still make the best boats out there, even nowadays.
We've had some issues with newer model NRS under heavy commercial use.
I can't attest to newer model Hysides, but I hear nothing but good things.
On a boat that size, 4 d-rings sounds way too few to me.
.. and +1 for Achilles.
They're what we use on my river.... I love the new ones.
They had some issues in the early 00's; but the new 16'er we got this year is bomber.
We have some early 90's Achilles that are still holding strong too, tho
Loving my late 90's Hyside. They just don't make 'em like they used to!!!
Even with our pro-deal, a new boat was out of the question for me.
Good luck, and have fun with it!!
Nothing like that new rubber smell