I have this exact set-up, bought a year ago, then one year old. I have used the boat on a couple of cruises with Biboa (last one a one way trip to Weymouth!) and several "solo" trips including across to the Scilly's, 2 adults, 2 "kids" plus luggage for 4 for a fortnight. It's a great all rounder, economical, quiet, safe, reasonable speed (25 knots cruise is comfortable), pulls skiers no problem and is just big enough, and well made enough, to take some serious weather. Ask all the ribbers and they all wish for a little more length (no offence lads
), but that's irrespective of whether the've got 5.85m or 9m!! As for the engine, I can't compare to the Yam but mine's performed faultlessly. We've had a great first year's ribbing in this boat and I have no hesitation in recommending it to you. If I can be of any further help, please send a PM.