Hulls are the same, the 250 efi's last forever as long as you keep oil onboard. I just bought a 275 verado 36'. I was looking at some used 36's w/ 250 efi's. I would have bought one if I hadn't got such a great deal on a leftover 06. You should be able to pick a nice one up for 80-90k on a trailer. Call susan @ Concept 305-635-8712, she can answer your questions entirely. I am a center console newby.