Avon is a very good but you pay a high price to have that name on the side of your boat. The other people here have suggested a couple of other makes that are nearly as good and for the purpose of your usage it would be fine.
If you get a chance to see another boat look at the quality of fittings / gluing, routing of cables etc. If it is a well known make such as valiant then this would be a good buy.
I also agree that a second-hand boat, for your first one, is the best way to go. The benefit is when you make a mistake, and you will, it won’t cost as much or cause the second-hand value to drop when you want a bigger boat.
Whatever you get post some pictures on here, of that great part of the world.