JJH. A docker at my marina had a Carrera 235 Viper and it was a beautiful boat. I do not think that it was a true deep V hull though. I could be wrong. It was a fast boat with the 454 mag and topped out around 70 in good conditions and weight. Unfortunately the owner did not winterize it properly and cracked the motor block. So it sold and now I can not compare it to my Baja 240 Sport. As far as the Baja, I am happy with mine. It may be the Bayliner of the boating world but it was affordable and got my foot into the performance door. So far no complaints about quality but the previous owner was meticulous in his car of it. It has no problem handling bigger chop when it arises. Of course a bigger boat would do so even better. The best thing to do is set a price, search the classifieds then go out and look at each boat in person. Make sure you demo ride them also because they can have distinct different characteristics that you may like or not. Good luck in what ever you choose.