The inflatable rib
, you wont be sorry. You dont need the complication of electric
start. Just get a good engine
and it will start in 2 pulls. If the 15 hp weighs the same get it. Although at 9.5 feet you are kind of in between 10 and 15 hp. 15 was pretty squirrely on my 9 ft RIB
, but good on my 10 ft RIB.
A good RIB allows you to explore much further from the mothership without risking taking the mothership into places that may be more risky etc. It'll also get you home when a squall starts to blow in and you have a dingy full of food
coming back from town etc.
A RIB wont beat up the sides of your mothership like a hard dingy. You wont get soaking wet like you will in many hard dingies.