Yes sir it is a very nice boat. My comment was in no way meant to be offensive, I've actually fished out of this boat with the original owner and for that reason I bought a Z7 myself. What I meant by a great boat to start out was, for someone who doesn't want to get in over their head this would be great to start in and see if they were going to enjoy it as much as I do mine or the previous owner did. Sorry for any confusion
FFTodd, I agree with you that you can buy this boat and not have $50k+ invested. For less than $20k this rig will do everything most fishermen require. This same boat package is for sale in southeast Texas for $22k. This is a good price in my opinion.