"A recent poll conducted on boats transported by the cruise ships and longboats in the world, revealed that 80 % of the longboats of the world transport nowadays, whereas in a similar opinion poll of 1986, only 56 % of them were transporting inflatable boats. The result of the opinion poll is irrefutable evidence that the pleasures of the enthusiast boats community are moving from hard boats to prefer inflatable ones. Among the principal reasons of this tendency we find the aptitude of inflatable boats to transport a large quantity of load. In contrast to hard traditional boats, the inflatable ones are almost impossible to sink. Excepting certain circumstances, with a regular load, with two to three occupants, the majority of the inflatable boats can keep on floating even if they are flooded. The hard traditional dinghy, nevertheless, is overloaded easily and the proprietors of this type of boats must be taken extreme care at the time of loading them too much. Another advantage that the inflatable boats have on the traditional boats of hard hulls is their stability. To stand on the side of a hard traditional dinghy probably would force it to lean, whereas this is an acceptable method to board an inflatable boat. The stability of inflatable boats is particularly reliable even in climatic adverse conditions. In rough waters, a hard hull dinghy of would have enough problems, especially if a wave of considerable size was striking it. With an inflatable boat, nevertheless, these blows do not have immense consequences, and you can continue to your destination or stop without worrying about the boat sinking. In short, there are many advantages of having an inflatable dinghy in your yacht or ship. Nowadays, most owners of large fiberglass boats are more likely to take an inflatable boat as a dinghy than a hard hull dingy. "