It comes down to what you want to do, and where you boat. I have both a 38 Fountain, and a 20' CC outboard. I find myself using the CC more hrs, than the Fountain. Easier to clean, less fuel cost, ect. But that said their is no replacement for the sound of twin blown big blocks. If its just about speed, some of the new CC's run in the 60 mph range with twins, unless you are talking a single cat, most single V's are runing 60-70 mph. With small kids, a nice CC may fit the bill for both needs.