After 20 years of Federal Government use, we then purchased our SOLAS 4.8 and put it into service aboard the FV Ocean Peace. After many more years of abuse in the Bering Sea our skiff had a laundry list of problems. The skiff was in need of engine work, welding, bladder replacement, electrical and some cosmetic fixes. SOLAS not only took care of all our problems, they made a few changes to help prevent wear and tear on certain areas that were always a problem in the past. We had thought our skiff was at the end of its service life after so many years in Alaska. SOLAS/NAIAD has restored our skiff to a level where we feel comfortable using it for many years to come. We are very happy with our experience.