Don't dismiss the Flatacraft. Its not as good as a Searider but its better than a Seasport/Deluxe or SIB, its probably on a par with a Humber Assault. I say that because although the assault doesn't have the flat front with velcroed cover its hull is a lot flatter than a Flatacraft. Like anything to do with boats its a difficult decision to make because there are so many variations. Not only do you have to consider the boat but also the engine, trailor, steering, electrics, price etc etc.