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Old 27 February 2012, 16:31   #1
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Europa inflatables

Anyone know anything about Europas?
Currently looking at a A380 sport with Tohatsu 15hp 4 stroke
Build quality looks good for the 's, it'll be used on lake Windermere and river Dee mostly, occasional costal trip possibly
Previously had a honwave T30 Aluminum floor and regret selling it !
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Old 27 February 2012, 17:27   #2
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I've never heard of Europas. Always plenty of good 2nd hand boats about.
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Old 27 February 2012, 17:36   #3
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I'm looking to buy a used sib preferably, not so many for sale in the northwest/Cheshire area..... Possibly due to lack of places to use a sib around here
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I'm looking to buy a used sib preferably, not so many for sale in the northwest/Cheshire area..... Possibly due to lack of places to use a sib around here
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This is the one that's tempting me.....

http://www.mes-marine.co.uk/used-boats-outboards.html
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Old 27 February 2012, 18:18   #7
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Anyone know anything about Europas?
Currently looking at a A380 sport with Tohatsu 15hp 4 stroke
Build quality looks good for the 's, it'll be used on lake Windermere and river Dee mostly, occasional costal trip possibly
Previously had a honwave T30 Aluminum floor and regret selling it !
I looked at these when buying my first SIB.
I eventually went for the Prowave inflatable as they come with launch wheels, bench seat, under seat storage and a full cover.
They are about the same price and you will probably need the launch wheels so for me it was a easy decision.
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Old 27 February 2012, 18:25   #8
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I've seen there are some good deals on prowave with accessories included.

The reason I was tempted by the Europa is because it's just over one year old, includes a Tohatsu 15hp (also 1 y/o) and trailer, and at 2300 it's over a grand less than new

Just concerned about resale value if it's an oddball brand
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Just concerned about resale value if it's an oddball brand
Same old answer, tons of queries came up like this last season - stick with a second hand rig from eBay or similar - loads start to turn up as the season starts at well under 2k which should get you a decent Honwave/Zodiac/Quicksilver 3.2m+ etc with engine. All with proven quality, back-up and high resale which means if looked after and you buy right you should not really loose any money.

A nice lightweight 2 stroke is a better choice on a SIB.
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I have the Europa 320 sport, good build quality and rock hard drop cross stitch v floor. I looked at the Prowave but thought they were giving too much away for the sale ie free this and that. Boat quality first. Europa also do a good range of accessories .

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