There is a market for every boat. Look at Bayliner, they sell more boats then anyone (not factual, but probable). Does that mean they are better than Cig's? Checkmate has a market as well. I can get a Bass boat over a hundred, but it will not do it in the rough. So speed isn't always the issue. Room and comfort matter alot to me. I know Baja is heavier, wider and has more room and is more comfortable. What is the beam width of your Checkmate?