We have davits combined with our solar
arch. In the Med with lite dink and little engine I used them but I won't use davits crossing oceans. I've only been in really rough conditions twice in well over 30 years but if I had a dink in davits it would have been ripped off probably the davits and panels
as well so probably not much of a risk and where most people sail these days maybe even less risk but old experiences and habits die hard. We remove the engine and place dink on fore-deck, it's fast and easy. If we are crossing oceans I deflate the dink and store the tube under the fg floor and it mounts on fore-deck but takes very little space and allows good safe movement on the deck
. I have to say I am somewhat envious of the big dinks/engines the cats carry on davits, one of the nice features of cruising with a cat.