We have had 2 RIBs over the past 6-7 years. The first was a Zodiac w/25 hp Yamaha outboard. Last year we moved to a Zodiac water-jet powered RIB. We love the fact that the water-jet unit has a lower profile, can keep up with the kids on their jetski, and doesn't have the big engine and prop sticking up when on the swim platform. Contrary to some, we just love the water-jet!