I will have an obvious bias but I swear by this boat. I have never been on a 25 foot boat that handles and rides like a 25 Powerplay. It is a straight hull that can ride on 3 foot waves at upper 60's to lower 70s as comfortably as it gets on a 25. I have a top end now in the 80's and am still not dialed in. I absolutely love my boat. I have not been on a closed deck one (mine is an open fisherman) but if they are anything like mine I stand behind it 100%. Call Dan or Tito @ Powerplay and they will take care of you. If you can help it, ride a Powerplay before you buy anything else. That will be the true deciding factor.