Have a look at past threads to, on how to check out a used boat. There are some really solid ones out there at decent prices, if you know what to look for, if brand new doesn't suite your budget, you'll be spending a bunch on other gear besides the raft. Of course a brand new boat is awesome if you can swing it.
Wing used to make some really good boats, and has started making W.W. rafts again. It sounds like Star has improved there quality in recent years, and might be another one to ad to your list.
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