We started cruising and enjoyed every minute with an 8'+ rollup Caribe dinghy and an overpowered 8 hp 2 stroke
. After 3 years, we ordered a 9' aluminum RIB
from AB, only recently added a 9.9 Yamaha, originally took delivery
in Roatan (which we cannot recommend).
The choice is purely personal. For us, both dinghies had the large tubes which was/is one of our primary criteria. We enjoy dinghying for long distances - recently over 5 miles one way to go snorkeling. The longer hard bottom dinghy has earned its place aboard and we'd never go back.
Enjoy your new dinghy! It will open up new worlds for you to explore! Buena Suerte!