In response to Profile vs. Bayliner, they are really two different types of boats. Profile is more sport power driven whereas Bayliner is a run-about in this class size. Personally, I owned a 2005 304V that I purchased brand new. I had a small problem with two small stress cracks my first season and I did get Profile to take care of them. You can not even see where they repaired them. Yes, Randy does come off at first as not really customer friendly, but after I spent an entire morning in Iowa with Randy, I think I understand him better. He is not a sales person - he is a boat builder. He took the time to take me through the small factory in Iowa and it turned out to be a pretty neat experience.
I really feel the newer Profiles are better than the 90's models. I got many, many compliments on my '05. Just to set the record straight, Jim Barnacle Sr. and Jim Barnacle, Jr. purchased Profile from Randy in April or May of 2005. The Barnacles have kept Randy on to run the Iowa facility, but there is a brand new facility for Profile boats in Wisconsin which is where the Barnacles have their corporate office. I have spoken with Jim Jr. on the phone and he is a very customer friendly person.
Just setting the record straight. Profile is a good boat.