Well I got a PVC dinghy
made of a German PVC (most builders don't tell you who made the material or its' specs) that is used in big inflatables and life rafts etc. and manufactured in Korea
(guess that is better labor than China
, which the manufacturing is moving to next year). With some research
it looks than the good quality PVC is almost as good as the hypalon (hypalon doesn't exist anymore as that was a brand name and the manufacturer stopped making it). I got from a local small importer that has the units made to their specs and sells direct only, so there was a price
savings (a pretty big one and I think better quality).
In researching I also found that there are more problems with the fittings on the dinghies than the hulls, so material isn't as important as it sounds. Turns out most "hypalon" dinghies still use PVC fittings, which is way the hull
might be warranted for 5 years but the fittings only 2. When I asked about the fittings on the hypalon units I got told I was the first person to ever ask that in 10 years (they used hypalon fittings on the hypalon hulls, but since the fittings only had a 2 year warranty).
In the end a high quality hypalon was twice the cost of a high quality PVC so the PVC was I feel the better short and long term value.
If anyone in the future chasing the same question and finds this thread in research
link for where I got mine:
Coastal Inflatable Boats