Capt. Tony, A bit late is better than never. When I replied last year I mentioned my experiences with this boat, which were limited but for me important to highlight. It is limited to one boat/model in the lineup. I also failed to mention 2 other brands I believe are above the quality level, but also in price. One is in a different league as it was a Pershing 92 and as size grows usually so does the level of workmanship and details. But they do make boats of similar size to those being compared. The other is Windy from Norway. This boat I knew well and again, workmanship and quality is on an altogether different league. I also believe the price difference is significant. If I were looking for a new boat I would probably assess the type/size boat I am looking for and start looking from the best down to really recognize quality differences and expectations. Hopefully this would help me identify quality better and give me an idea of the cost I would incur for this quality. The second aspect I cannot stress enough is to really ascertain where and how you boat. If you don't ever expect to be in somewhat inclement weather then any boat probably can do. If this is not the case then how the boat performs in such situations become critically important as your life is at stake. Once all these questions are answered, I would try and get REAL feed back from owners of similar vessels. BTW, I just exchanged several mails with a person looking to buy a boat similar to mine, I live in Barcelona, Spain, and he lives in New Zealand. Search and ask. One last note. I believe dealer support is important. ALL new boats have issues as they are complex installations. But warranty lasts for usually one year with hull problems maybe another 10 years. For ME, the most important is having engine service support nearby. You will need them far more often not just for warranty issues but many other service calls. For engine feedback you can search over at Boatdiesel as they have really good people helping with feedback and help.