I run mine in the Gulf in Galveston and my 29 scarab is not big enough for what I do. I'm looking for 35 Cafe or a 38 Top Gun. I can tell you the bigger the better with some good ol' reliable power.
There's some really good deals on older model Top Guns right now. I have another year to go before I can buy! Damn the bad luck!!
Good luck in your quest!