Originally Posted by Fenlander
A new Zodiac MkII is a great deal of money. For this you could buy around three Honwaves of similar size which would perform as well on the water.
You need to be sure you believe the Zodiac quality is so good it merits such a large price difference.
Welded air seams / glued transom [PVC layup] / glued floor
Bravo/Scoprega accessory parts from Italy
Boat made in France
Glued air seams / glued transom [thermoplastic transom holder] / glued floor
Bravo/Scoprega accessory parts made at Chinese factory
Boat made in China
Moon Chemicals Co glue (South Korea origin)
These are the major differences between the two boats in engineering. With that being said, they'll probably both perform the same for the first 5 years.