Ninilchik Charters has operated in Alaska for the last 20 years ,we use inflatable skiffs in our business to get clients ashore, we first started out with cheap inflatables that did not hold up every well, lots of maintenance leaky valves and time consuming to fix.

One of my competitor was using a Solas 4.0 back in 2004 and said it was great for beach landing , he said it was almost maintenance free. In 2005 we bought a Solas 4.0 and put it into service. The Solas rides higher out of the water so there is less spray,way better in rough water then a standard inflatable,hauls more weight and faster.

The only maintenance we have had to do was because of the operator error. I would recommend this skiff to anyone.