Hey there...I have owned 2 Aire boats: started with a 14' Trib and ran that for 7 seasons...now my brother owns it and has added 3 more. Never had a problem.
We did want a bit more space and the read deal Aire so went with a 156D and it rocks. I would go with orange
Never heard of Aire boats being prone to puncture, and have never had to make any repairs at all. Know many Aire owners who would say the same.
Have not owned a SOTAR, but for sure and Aire is easier to field repair due to the bladders. You'll save a few $$ too.
Aire has a 10-year no-fault warranty - not sure about SOTAR.