It's a little narrow on the front because the gunnels are so thick in those models. It's not the most stable fishing platform, the partner in back changing sides will rock the boat a bit and it bobs around a bunch in waves. You'll get used to the far-forward pedal, many who try it end up liking it better, some never get the hang of it. Probably one of the better rough-water boats in the 19 ft class. My 94 model Pantera II was far more comfortable in the rough stuff than my dad's 03 model Pantera Classic (the 94 PII was much heavier so that played a big part in that). I could get it to about 66 unloaded and about 63-64 with two dudes, gear, full livewells and full fuel. My particular boat was never one of the fast ones, there are several late 90 model PII's that were upper 60's to around 70 boats.
Overall good boat, best attribute was probably its rough water ride and a very good value. I paid 5,000 for my 94 PII in rough shape, refurbished it, upgraded electronics and sold it 4 years later for 8,000. That's not normal, but my point is that you can get a quality boat for the money and it will sell for you if you decide to get a different one.