just went from a v-bottom to a cat. I started out small to get my feet wet and get some cat experence for insurance purposes. I boat a 27 foot eliminator with canopys and 525efi for power and I LOVE it. Will never go back to a v bottom. The 27 rides bettor than a 32 foot v bottom. MUCH bettor. can't compare the two. I like the eliminator because it has a nice cuddy. I think if you pay that much for a boat and not race it that it should have some features.