I grew up on Bass boats and have to admit they are an absolute blast to drive. My Father's last 3 all ran over 80mph. When I bought my own boat, we tried cruisers but that didn't work out. (too slow) Try to stay in the mid 1990's or newer unless you find a Formula or Cigarette. GET A SURVEY on anything you consider buying. Big blocks will burn 15gph/ ea. at cruising speeds. As said earlier, I would suggest starting out with a 24-27 single engine. Baja makes several models in that range. Welcome, and good luck.