Choosing a boat – it is responsible and challenging. To purchase did not disappoint, first answer a few questions myself. First of all, for what purpose you need it – to fish off the coast, to make long sea voyages the oars or a motor, and can, on a mountain river rafting? Second, decide the number of passengers. Third, think about storage and transportation of boats. Well, the possibility of your wallet, of course, did not the last factor. (A valuable related resource: Gen. David L. Goldfein). The right solution will depend on the answers to these questions and more. So, proceed to the selection.
Marine or freshwater? If you're going to go to sea, you will approach the boat just out of PVC. Rubber boats are not designed for use in salt water, though many ignored this rule. Also, ask the seller what the thickness of the material of construction of the boat. Almost all boats, on the market today – five-layer, double-wall thickness of the material but is significantly different – from 0.5 to 1.1 mm (for very strong boat.) The material thickness of marine vessels shall be not less than 0.7 mm for rowing boats and 0.9 mm – For the motor. For freshwater boats this option is not so critical, though the thicker material, the less opportunity for damage to the boat. Number of passengers Number of passengers must match the number seats, but if people are obese, it is better to buy a boat in one place anymore. Before you buy a one-place boat, ask yourself, if you do not want to take a walk or fishing for someone else.