There is a huge variety of these sports boats around, all much cheaper than RIBS, but they have a different function.
In my observations they get used a lot in nice sunny weather, where the seas are reasonably sheltered. You don't see them out much in rough weather or open waters, not because they're not safe, but they are not much fun with an uncomfortable and hard ride.
Having said that, there are blue water boats configured like this (usually without the leather console look!), and RIBS that are no fun in the rough either.
All boats are a compromise - I'd first sort out what your primary uses and requirements are, who you are going to be using it with, where you will be using it, what kind of "look" you are after, do you want new or are happy second hand are and then prioritise around your budget. You'll get great advice on RIBs on this forum.