I sent a note to NFO today and got this reply back:
Yes, the Predator is a really cool boat and is getting a huge response. It is based upoon the same concept as your H3 and The Escape but much lighter. The best part like the Escape is the fact that it is bladderless which eliminates zippers, sewn seams, and of course the bladder itself... so all of the liabilities are gone.
It is tough and built to withstand the rigors of heavy whitewater use. It should last a lifetime under above normal use and will definitely offer levels of performance that shock you. It handles like a dream.
We have one in the shop. If you are in the area please feel free to stop by and take a look. You will be impressed.
Now I just have to come up with an excuse to head north to go window shopping... ;)
"The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions for hope." John Buchan