Sunsation makes a great boat.
Make sure you compare equal size boats to equal size boats. Some manufacturers have 28' boats that INCLUDE an 18-24" molded in swim platform; hence only having a 26' boat's worth of hull in the water. Other manufacturers have 28' hulls, and then a bolt on platform.
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Can you guys help me out??
There are at least a half a dozen manufacturers with Mid-Cabin-Open-Bow offerings.