We that have been on the water since we have been able to breath and that have used most rafts that are on the water have strong opinons YES. But people that are just getting into the "sport", some of these prices are a bit high. We all know that those blue boats from the ocean are not an ideal white water raft.
No boat is better then the next or top of the line. My fault. But there is a difference in construction and design. And it depends on what people want to do with there rafts. If they want to get down the river half ass then buy a PVC boat with a leaky floor becuase the holes are not off the water, that was half assed in someones garage in the Fl Keys, drinking too much beer. Good idea gone wrong, "saturn".
Maxxon, good PVC boat with a quick SBing floor, good tracking, floats high in the water, great paddle, fish and oar boat plus a 5yr warranty. I know most people are on budgets and for a new boat great deal.