OK, gotta toss in my .02. I am looking to build a 28'-ish V but with outboards - basically I want turn-key, low maintenance, good performance and most of all... to keep my balls from getting busted by the local MP for noise. And on top of that, I just want something different that you don't see everyday. With that said, I spent a considerable amount of time on the phone yesterday with Brian - aka, Joker Powerboats. If you are going to buy a boat based on the builder - you'd be missing out if you don't give Brian a call, not to mention his boats have a reputation of being seriously well-built azz-kickers!! We went over them stem to stern and they have all the right stuff, and then some. I, along with a lot of others have watched them run and they can run! He's a stand-up no BS, kind of guy - and his boats are built the same way. You can get it custom-plush, or stripped out to just run hard like a scalded dog, it's up to you. Give them a good look, you might not know what you're missing.
BTW, this was NOT a paid endorsement, just my opinion on the subject.
(Brian - I'll get you that address where you can send me that new 60" plasma TV ).