I am planning a purchase in a year of a 45-50' boat, ideally 3 staterooms. budget roughly 250k, age of boat I am open to wide variation based on freshwater/condition etc. I have been monitoring Ocean/ Post 50 etc sportfish but I am realizing maybe I need to consider a sedan bridge/motor yacht-non aft cabin for our young family so they can actually use the bow with bow rail/ cushions etc. The go to sedan bridge is of course Sea Ray but despite Capt. J's advice I cant bring myself to consider a Sea Ray. is there anything outside the obvious alternatives I am not thinking of? I would even consider a trawler but I like to get around at 25mph. What I have thought of is Fairline/Sea Ray. I have even considered a Tiara but I really want 3 rooms. A friend of mine has a 4 winns 43' with 2 rooms and a/c topside with hardtop that is tempting and making me consider giving up on the 3 rooms thing but I am hoping to avoid the mainstream 4winns/sea ray/ regal type boat. Truthfully a sportfish in my eyes is the perfect boat, very simple and easy to clean but with 2 small children we are very restricted to the cockpit in stern.