They are good nice boats. I have fished out of a couple of them before. When I got my new boat, i looked at pretty much all of them and had it narrowed down to Blue Wave, Blazer and Nautic Star. The Blazer dealer was far away, so I scratched them first. I went back and forth on the BW and the NS, and ended up with the NS. They both have similar design, and comparable fit and finish. I chose the NS due to it had the engine I preferred, I liked the color better, it had better lid hinges and hardware, and I was able to get a little better price. The layout is basically the same. You can't go wrong with a Blue Wave or many other brands. Find a layout you like, on a few different ones, compare warranties, and how good the dealer is and go from there. I don't think you will be disappointed with that style of boat, I came from running bass boats since the late 80's and will not go back.