Hello all, I'm in the data gathering stages of a boat purchase for early next year. I've got a buddy who owns a Boulder Boat Works drifter which is made of HDPE with wood trim...he loves it but the boat is in Colorado so I can't check it out in person. The other main manufacturer of these polymer hull boats is Hog Island Boat Works. They are made slightly differently, with the BBW boat being "welded" sheets of HDPE and Hog Island boats are "roto-molded" which results in a hull that makes an HDPE-foam-HDPE sandwich. They are apparently slippery, quiet, not too hot/cold, durable. The Hog Island boat is actually unsinkable...it got some sort of coastguard certification as such (they drilled holes in it, sunk it under weights for 18 hours or so an it popped back up). There is actually a youtube video of the guys at Hog Island shooting their hull with a shotgun, also they saw it in half with a chainsaw and it still floats. Anyway...I'm wondering if any of you have actual experience with these boats (better yet, do you own one or know someone who does so I could check it out!). It sounds like a great material for a boat but is there a catch? Thanks again!