Originally Posted by catjasp
Im thinking buying a small inflatable around 3.8 m there are two that i am looking at one is the Bombard aerotec 380 and the other is a Quicksilver 380 xs . dose anyone have one of the two if so have you got any good or bad feedback . Im looking powering with a Mariner 25hp EFI
I do not have any experience of the 3.8 Bombard, but have used, sold and worked on a great number of the Quicksilver Heavy Duties (the 3.8 is the smallest of that range) and can say without qualm that they are superb boats.
At that size the upgrade to Ali floor is expensive, so unless you plan to do lots of heavy load carrying I would stick with the standard composite floor.
A 25HP motor will propel you along very nicely indeed, I would be happy with a 15 or 18 so you should have plenty of oomph.
As discussed elsewhere recently there are some very nice trailers to suit this size of boat, so if you get fed up of assembling (though with practice you can get this down to 20 mins) you have that option readily to hand.
If you would like a nice RIB Netter's price then please feel free to PM me.