Make an offer on mine!! Even though I'm across the country it'll be worth it for you! I love the boat but time to move up to a Gun.
I've never been in a Velocity but I can tell you my Baja handles the sh!t out of rough water. I have no blistering problems what-so-ever and the total length of the boat is 26' w/swim step. Baja doesn't include the swim step in their lengths.