or are they dinghys? Ventura pulls one on a painter. I guess that word might have the same origin as pendant.

Half Moon slings a similar inflatable on its port side, sort of like a hypalon child.

Tanker Great Gull has one made off to the rail under a davit.

Brandywine has one on a cradle.

and W. O. Decker seems to be in negotiation. Will Decker or won’t she?