Wife gave me the green light to spend $20,000 on an ocean boat. Not as much as I would like but I'll take what I can get. Now, what is the best fit for me. The majority of the use would be to do some fishing, shrimping, and hunting in PWS. Mixed in with a few day trips out of Seward or Homer. I have looked at a few boats currently on craigslist but can't decide what type of boat I want exactly. First option I have been looking at are Hewescraft, 18-21 ft sportsman or Searunner. Like the options with this type of boat and the seating for trips in and out. Would like a hard top for a zodiac, but that is out of my range.
Then I saw an Arima and a Cdory and thought that might be an option. A berth would be nice. Especially with a kid for naps. But they move a little slower and you give up seating. Fiberglass vs. aluminum? I think I might need some guidance.
Any help or suggestions would be great.