I have just commissioned an ex USCG Safeboat. I will start a new thread soon to share experiences during the fitting.
The boat and trailer are heavy at over 6000 pounds, no problem with a toyota Hilux or Prado though. Not a very safe recreational boat as those on aft deck are prone to ejection. Better stick to the 4 seated positions and maybe 2 more standing up, inside, while under way. I made a custom bracket to install 25" outboards as the transom will only work with 30" expensive and thirsty outboards. Plus, who wants to go 50 knots everytime, right? I installed 2 115 four strokes and the boat gives 30 knots, and cruises at 22.
Visibility sucks, and demands a prudent operator. Even more, this is a 2 person crew boat.
Being in the tropics, it has a carpet lined interior and two fans so it stays cool on the hottest day. It is a pleasure to work in.
Prices are a bit steep, now ranging between 28K usd and 38K.
For a survey launch or workboat they are unreal. Depending on your interest I will develop the thread.