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Is this the right inflatable dinghy? (new member)

Hey gang- new member here- very excited to be back in sailing. I bought an Islander 28 this week and it will be delivered next Tuesday. We're joining a local club and will have the boat on a mooring, so I have to have a dinghy.

I have first option on a Maxxon 9'9" inflatable, will take up to 15 hp engine. I had a Zodiac 8 or 9' years ago and really enjoyed it. I'm leaning towards the inflatable because it will hold 4 people (family size) and is less tipsy. I'm wanting my wife to have as much positive experience as possible as we get back into the sport. Climbing in and out of a tipsy dinghy wouldn't help at this point.

Is a 9'9" dinghy too large to pull behind my 28 foot boat? How about stowing it on deck if needed?

Has anyone heard about the Maxxon brand- good or bad?
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