I am looking at a new 24ft Hewescraft Pacific Explorer. I am also looking at a new HarbercraftKingfisher 2525. I live in Canada andthe boat will be used in the Queen Charlotte Islands mostly where it can getrather rough. In talking with theHarbercraft dealer he really is trying to sell the Hewescraft as a cheaperquality boat. Mostly in ride quality, hesaid the fact that the Hewes does not have reverse chines or lifting strakeswhich adversely affect the ride quality and makes it a sluggish boat that getsvery wet. Is there any truth tothis? Both boats would fit the bill butI like the layout of the Hewes better and its alot less money. I don't like the short inside deck height inthe Harbercraft but do like the metal floor as opposed to the vinyl coveredplywood. Do you think the vinyl coveredplywood will be an issue if stored in a rainy environment??
I am also looking at a new 250HP Yamaha offshore for power. Is there any other power recomendations forthis boat?
Any input is appreciated. Thank you.