If you are talking about the OL30 Marine Max incident on Powell, no, no cracked or split hull, but there is a hole on top of the foredeck. Some investigation is needed.
As a biased Baja owner, I concur with JS232 and thisistank,
both boats have their pluses and minuses. For RIDE though, Baja is the choice for this PARTICULAR question; deep v, no steps, 24 deadrise.
Funny though, I have lurked and posted at OSO for a good year now, and it always seems get a little nasty and condescending when its Baja versus X, X defined as the other manufacturer (Formula, fountain, Donzi, PQ). In addition, us Baja guys always seem to be on the defensive as to the quality and performance of our boats, and superiority is always inferred by the other side. I DO NOT SEE IT THAT WAY, all manufacturers have their good and bad, relatively proportioned to the price of their products.
I can promise everyone here one thing. The amount of *****ing you hear about Bajas on OSO rarely comes from Baja owners, it comes from non Baja owners trying to justify the extra $ they spent to get into the same offshore game.
As a Baja owner, I appreciate the build quality of a Formula, or the speed of a Fountain, or the looks of a Donzi, or the "Bentley" factor of an OL or Skater, but conversely I also appreciate the value that comes from my Baja, without having to condescend and insult others who do not share my opinion.
P.S. SLANDREW, I boat out of Channel Islands in my Baja 272, one of the roughest areas of the Pacific Ocean, I never have to tighten the screws on my boat after a hard run, just so you know, didn't want any rumors spread
P.S.S. Tank, see you Saturday in LB, riding with Aaron in the Outlaw 30 for the heli shoot.