If your into family and have a bunch of kids a go faster is probably not the best thing. Realistically these kinds of boat only hold 4 comfortably maybe 5-6 max. They are not meant for tubing and all that jazz, and really dont always have the spots and locations for the storage. Not trying to change your mind just give you things to think about. If you want something of boath worlds then try a Formula Sun Sport, they go fas probably60mph or so have a cuddy and huge cockpit. I would agree with others, first boat ever and spending 160k I dont know. I dont know your finance situation but if you got tons and tons of money then why not, but if your going to make payments then find something cheaper ride it for a year and then go up. If you buy this boat new your going to eat the depreciation on it, even if you have it for two years, in this market you would be lucky to get rid of it for probably 100-120. Think about maint and fuel cost as well, hi performance boats are no joke.