As a past HTM SS24 owner I feel compelled to offer you my .02. First off you will not find a faster hull in this size catagory. The HTM will out plane, out accelerate and out run anything out there. Cornering is not the HTM's best feature, but they don't corner all that bad. They do require a whole bunch of seat time to learn the ins and the outs of getting it to corner well. They are very sensitive to trim and deceleration and exceleration throughout the corner. As for creature comforts, the HTM is also by far way ahead of any other boats in its class. Even the lower deck SS24 has a very nice under deck area and tons of storage. The SR24 which is the taller deck is huge underneath and has a couple more features the the SS24. Both have tons of storage as well and the rigging is very clean. The biggest factor when considering a boat in this size range is where do you plan on using it most? What type of water conditions can you expect. The HTM thrives on flat to 2' chop, put once it starts getting rough you better hold on. In my opinion you can't go wrong with the HTM, but if you are going to be boating in rougher conditions I would look at the Talon for sure. The Talon has less creature comforts, but runs hard in the chop. Please feel free to ask me any questions and I will be happy to answer them for you.