the 28 is the open version seats five, the 24 would yes be great for one and a friend. i was not implying that some of the builders their wont do custom work. obviously $$$ talks as does the quality, a few of the chioces just in my opinion dont do quality control as well as the others. just a example one of the above manufactures had one of thier boats displayed at miami show last year, engine compartment was dirty, screws were not in straight(head not flush with countersink) small items like this while maybe overlooked by the average consumer, should never have made it out the door. it begs to ask what others sub-standard workmanship was done??