Regarding suitable inflatable kayaks for use as a tender
here is a link to the kayak which I purchased after a lot of research
The Gumotex Helios kayak is very easy to paddle and traks straight, is very light weighs approx 30lbs. It is suitable for 2 people or one person with supplies. It is not as stable as some other inflatables but it is fine for getting in and out of the long micro with its high sides. If you want a more stable platform you trade off the ease of pedaling. It is made out of the same materials as most inflatable tenders has the same type of inflation valves ect.. Inflatables are very good in a swell and surf as the conform to the wave shape somewhat. I believe the coastal search and rescue in British Columbia use this Gumotex Helios model.