Agree with the above posters.
The most desirable dinks are probably the brand new hard bottom APEX or AVON inflatable
(RIB) with a 15 HP four stroke Yamaha. A good rig that sells for $6K at the dinghy store, all included.
Back in the days when I was crusing 20 years ago I had a 9 foot Dyer Dhow sailing dink with a 2 HP Yamaha.
Fancy little ship it was, and with dink theft high in St. Thomas and St. Croix, I painted the inside bright yellow.
If the thing was stolen I would just rent a small plane for $40.00 per hour and fly circles around the island looking for a bright yellow dink.
Never had to do it as nobody would steel
a bright yellow dink, but other guys hired me to fly around looking for their stolen tenders.
Nowadays I have a 9.3 AVON
Redcrest soft-botton rubber boat with a 4HP Evinrude
. (10 years old)
The boat and the engine
looks beat and worn. (Pretty much like the owner)
The total value is probably $700.00 so I took the rig of my boat insurance
Also have registration
letters/numbers painted on the rubber, both sides. FL 33315, big letters..
Not much of a desirable target for thieves, and have not had any problems with theft.
Would like to have a fancy high speed dink, but the bad guys have the same idea.