I'm running a 6m Highfield Patrol and all is good so far. The ride is comfy and all looks and feels robust. They sell enough of them on the continent to give confidence that all is good. There are also plenty of build videos on the internet showing the design and factory.
If you look across the internet there are enough Hypalon V PCV discussions and arguments to make Brussels look like a coffee shop - and personally its a bit like the AA and RAC. Both are great and both are useless depending on your view of it. I've had both types of tube over teh years and so far I'm happy with the PVC, but I do keep my rib indoors - thsi si a really good article on the two https://safequip.co.uk/wp-content/up...nformation.pdf
My previous rib was an X-pro Defender, a Chinese import by all accounts. I'd have another, and it's well documented on here why.
Others will tell you that if its made in china you'll die the first time you take it out, others will show you evidence of British made ribs that are so thin they fail on the first buoy they catch.
Have a search on Chinese made ribs on both here and the facebook forums, they aren't as bad as they were if you stick with the known ones.
I was out alongside a 650 sport the other week, they look very well laid out, especially the fridge!!