I have owned a few v's... 22 scarab, 33 fountain, 28 Pantera race boat. None of them even compare to the 28 Skater in rough water. The Skater is a smoother more consistant ride through the rough. I have raced so many V's with "Big power " and beat them badly!! The only problem is now, not many will run with me They see me coming and turn the other way or come off plane.
I bought my Skater with 2.5's stock went 110. Modified by Diamond Marine to 122. Now I have the new 300xs and run 110, but burn 30gals per hr cruising @90mph.
In my opinion the only boat better than a 28 is a Larger Skater