I am very happy with my NauticStar 214 XTS SB. I looked at every brand I could find, and went with it. I was almost set on a Blue Wave, but I really wanted a boat with no wood. Also, the hardware on the BW was not as good, and the doors on the compartments were not as heavy duty. My NS rides very well in rough water, and with the Yamaha 150 HP, it sips gas and will run an honest 49 MPH with our fishing load, myself and son.