Three months in the Bahamas really brought home the need for a first rate dinghy. The dinghy acts as transportation from the boat at anchor to everywhere we want and need to go. The new dinghy is a little longer, much wider, and has a higher bow to deflect spray. We had it shipped to Titusville for pick-up on our return from the Bahamas. There were concerns with how it would hang on the old davits, but it fits just fine. We have had it out a few times and we love it.....it is a big improvement. We put the old one on Craigs List and the first person interested happened to be berthed in the slip right next to us in Titusville. So long Avon dinghy, thanks for your years of service!