Okay, been coming to Alaska for 11 yrs and going on halibut charters yearly. Finally to the point of contemplating a 22' boat; aluminum preferred.
The one most common to me is a 22' Hewescraft; SeaRunner or Ocean Pro; kicked the tires on them the other day at River & Sea. I think I favor the Ocean Pro due to the wider beam, deeper hull, diamond plate deck. Can you get a 22' SR HT ET with a diamond plate deck? My only concern is that the Hewes doesn't seem to be a self-bailing deck.
I'm open to other brands but have no exposure to them; also the Hewes seems to be the most bang for the buck. There seems to be more used 22' SR's available and in all honesty, we'd be using the boat for maybe a month during the year; not daily either so a regular 22' SR may be a better option.
On a side note, there's a 22'-25' Raider for sale with twin 90's for 24k on the highway between Soldotna & Sterling; saw it also on Craigslist; not sure why it hasn't sold; anybody look at it? 24k for that rig seems like a bargain???
Other reasons for the 22' range: easy to trailer and we usually would have 2-4 people fishing; definitely want a hardtop & heat.