In the tropics, Caribe and Avon are pretty good. Zodiac
is about the worst just like every other PVC dinghy.
If you do more than paddle between boat and the shore, get a RIB
etc. It is your car, pleasure craft and it's garage. We do expeditions up rivers where no man has gone before or anchor
and snorkeling on reefs
far from the big boat. You want very good gear
in that case, incl. a big anchor
and a waterproof bag with GPS
, handheld VHF
and personal EPIRB
. I don't see it work with less than 15hp outboard
in that case.