Now that you have a budget, you have to decide on the USE of your new boat, and speed you want. I been a boat owner since the mid 70's, and my boating has changed over the years.
For Ex. .. if you use your boat on LOTO you need a type of boat. Offshore another. Lake Michigan .. still another. How often you will use your boat. stored? on lift? dry? trailered? etc.
I just thrown away 5 boxes of old boat catalogs from the late 70's to mid 07's. Cleaning garage.
I also know the LOTO well, been visiting the Osage area since the 70's. What a change since 1975 WOW.!
Here a few comments to the other posts, (not to dismiss any or critic, just comments.
Fountains... To many around just like Bajas. good boats For the $. lacks the "stand out.. unique factors" (I wanted something in the not so typ. standard boats category.)
Donzi's a bit heavy. nice ride good quaility. Donzis changed ownership throughout the years, Check into the year, who was owning the co. at the time. YOu will see the dif.
AT. Hustler, Cig's, Nortechs. are great might be hard to find a value for your budget.
Outerlimits. Apache, may be way out of the budget. Powerplay / Powerquest have a somewhat high bow and the ride is a bit different. (you might like that tho.)
Formulas, Sleekcraft. Scarabs may be the best all around
However. that's just my opinion. I love Outerlimits, Apaches. AT's Cigs. Hustlers, Nortechs.. but for now. my budget is not that extensive either.
I would recommend for you to find the boat you like and ask OSO for info on that boat in stead of a wide open question that is hard to answer. I like all boats. love a few.