All are well built boats. The Nortech is a great boat and I am surprised about the putty comment. The Skater and MTI are built for one purpose only, all out speed. The Nortech is a great for speed along with creature comforts. The Eliminator is a beautiful boat but I would not attempt big power and high speed. The Spectre or Motion are lower in price and race proven. The quality is not the same but performance is high.