I own the "brand X" boat from the by now infamous load test. Very long story pretty much covered by the threads in Mel's post. Pretty entertaining reading all the posts. I'm hoping that several boats will show up for Mel's test only because I'm curious and it would be great to see all the different flavors of these things in a controlled environment. My boat is stock; the only difference from out of the factory will be the new hi-scew impeller. I agree with several of the posts in that all of these boats are great; none are perfect, and the differences between them are why we buy one vs. another and are willing to pay ridiculous $. I have the phantom mostly because it's made in America, and has the cargo bay in the front.