Originally Posted by Andy Moore
Personally, I would steer clear of Valiant. There are better options.
Personally I wouldn't rule them out as quickly as that based one persons viewpoint - expecially without some detail... each manufacturer and hull has its pro's and con's so the forum would need to understand more about your interest... where are your priorities:
Speed, rough water handling, cruising distance, number of people (and possibly ages/genders), ride comfort, price, build quality, resale value/depreciation, style, size (storage?), second hand/new, seating layout, etc...