V for room and comfort to haul alot of people. much slower speeds, less for insurance. depending on which hull makes a huge difference in the v because the hull is in the water much more than a cat that rides on top of the water. cats are totally different animal. Speaking about a Nortech cat. Has small cockpit area, can hold only 6 people, but seats are much more comfortable. cabin has couch, queen bed, sink potti, but are much smaller areas than v bottom. Depending on water and speed the Cat will be more comfortable at higher speeds, over 80mph when hull airs out, but if you get into 4-5 footers and swales I'd rather be in my v bottom. Drop the tabs and nose and hold on. They both handle great but they are made for different purposes. I still love the thrill of a cat, Nothing like it . New to test drive both. look into the Nortech 36. awesome boat and compare to the spectre, i think you'll tell a big difference in ride and stability.