I can't take anything away from a Skater, they are awesome, and I'm not starting any **** here, just giving some info. Have you seen DCB's new Mach 34?? I saw it in Havasu this weekend ( twinn Teague 1,000's) at the Poker Run and it is absolutely gorgeous!! Dave said they saw 148MPH on GPS. It ran 2nd in the Poker Run (behind a 40' Skater with bigger power) the whole way. It was only about 4 boat lengths behind the Skater. I am a V-bottom guy (okay layoff!!!) but this DCB was really bad ass looking, and I really couldn't stop thinking about this boat. Looked awesome running also. The pictures actually don't do this boat justice. In the water, it looks soooo sweeeet!! Good luck with whatever you buy.