I had one of the original 30' race boats. Went like hell on small power- they all had hull cracking problems at the engine compartment bulkhead- I know of several of them- same thing. The Regal boats have a BAD rap on them but I don't have 1st hand knowledge. The 32's weren't highly regarded either. The big boats are a great bang for the buck. You get alot of "what's a Velocity?" though. Not so hot resale.
Takes some skill to drive with the pad bottom- you have to acquire a feel for what the boat is doing.