Welcome aboard!! I hope you like the forum. You'll geet lots of opinions and needed help.
If you do a search for dinghies you'll see lots of recommendations. I'm old school
and prefer a hard chined hard dinghy
, 8 to 10 feet. Currently I have an 11 foot nesting dinghy
. I don't use davits
because they would get in the way of my windvane
. Dinghy comes up on deck
forward of the mast
via separate dinghy boom that has mountings on the forward side of the mast
. You could use a whisker pole or spinnaker
pole and attachments.