Help me out a bit..
1. How do you measure 27 ft?
Do you mean a 25 ft boat with a 2 foot step?
Or a 27 ft boat with a 2 foot step?
2. How many people are you taking with you?
They all have their strengths and weaknesses.
The 2 companies that have been in continuos production since the 50's have the best product.
Howard- Awesome - fastest- a little smaller (Kaps is epic)
LaveyCraft- Awesome - bigger a littler slower
These are the 2 I would focus on getting a deal on. If you pick up one of these with a Teague 800 youll be a happy guy.
Advantage has 2 lines of product that "fit" the Xflight - basically a V with a modded foredeck. Its cool and a bit funky.
Advantage "party cat" line- to me this is the original West Coast performance deckboat available in a wide array of lengths.
Not the build quality of the Howard or Lavey or gel of the above 2 - but its still a good product.
Eliminator stuff seems to be hit or miss, but overall I think they make a great boat.
Ultra makes a nice product.
Nordic makes a good product as well.
You really want to look for vacuum bagged product.