looks heavy. This can be a real issue as the swell bangs the dinghy against the mothership unless the fenders are really good, even more of an issue if a hand or foot gets in the way.
This, together with towing, launching and title hassles, does not look like a fun way to have a holiday.
I have an Achilles inflatable
with a 5hp 2 stroke
, a nice combination. The 2 stroke
looks to be no longer available in the USA, but the 2hp Honda
and the 3.5hp Tohatsu
4 strokes look to be good engines for about the $800 mark.
The small hypalon 7' 7" air floor Achilles
looks to be about $1600 at Defender, and West Marine
offer a 2.6m PVC Inflatable
for about $800.
Add a good outboard
lock and tie up cable and dinghy hassles could be minimal.
I would not expect major problems with transporting these boats and with minor use a good sale price
may be achievable if you don't want to keep them.
Good small dinghies are highly prized so the premium buying
new over reasonable secondhand is, in reality, much less than one might expect.