I had a 9ft Caribe on the boat when I bought it. It was light, fast, and agile. My wife could easily winch
it up onto it's platform.
I had family
come for 2 weeks, so I bought a 12foot Caribe with a floor, and locker up front. It would still plane with 450lbs of flesh in the boat. It would let us all, 5, go in one trip. My wife has to work hard to winch
this one up, and I have to work hard to place it on it's platform.
We have used the same 15hp Mercury
for both dinks. Even though the newer dink is a struggle to get aboard I am glad I bought it.