We drive our boats hard, but they are all stored indoors and we use proper rack systems and covers to transport them. These are the two instances that seem to damage boats the most (other then walking in to fences). Once a purchaser looks their boat over and accepts it, it is all theirs, BUT we have developed a pretty good skill set fixing hulls. If you damage your boat or a seem opens up (never seen this happen on an Epic or Huki) let us know we won't gouge you on the price of repair and if you are interested we'll show you how to fix it next time yourself. Other then the winged paddle stroke there is really no more liberating skill set for the performance paddle athlete to learn then fixing composites. Its not that hard....it just takes patience!!!