Thanks fellas for your kind replies....I'm looking into both those options. I e-mailed ribcraft usa and am currently waiting for a response. I don't think they have dealers in Canada so I don't know how orders are processed (ie: whether they ship direct or whether I have to find a US dealer to purchase through). I'll definitely call the guys at Polarisboats as well.
In my browsing I found a Canadian made boat --(Grand Marine) www.grandboats.ca
--they make some nice looking boats that seem well outfitted . If anybody has experience or opinions on these boats I'd love to hear them. Also looking at the 24' AB Inflatable (Oceanus line)....Do they make a good boat???