I'm looking at purchasing a boat a sometime this summer, the thing is I'm not really sure what style to get. I've been in AK for a year and absolutely love it and want to experience more of it. I have very little boating experience so I'm looking for a safe boat that will be reliable for both rivers and lakes. I plan on using the boat for fishing and hunting and will most likely stay in the smaller rivers but would like to hit some of the larger lakes for both hunting and fishing. The boat would be used for mainly 2 people but occasionally up to 4. I know my wish list is long but I'm really just trying to get an idea of what I need and what my price range will be so that I can start counting the pennies and working on the wife to loosen the purse strings. As of right now I'm leaning towards a 14' semi-v with a 25 hp outboard.