I've spent the last 10 weekends on my boat or my cousins boat. I'm rocking a 14 SIB and my cousin has a 21 foot RIB. I've been looking around at the potential of a purchase not because I don't enjoy my boat, but whenever there is chop, I simply cannot get it to plane comfortably. Plus, I really like the idea of potentially hopping over to the islands or Catalina.
With that said, I've been considering a 14-15 AB. While probably a little small, it would fit in the garage and looks decently suited. However, one concern that I have is that it does not have a bolstered seat. The 500 Zodiac Pro Open would be a dream and has one, but I can't spend $40K+ on a boat.
How comfortable would you say you guys are in a center console bench vs center console with a bolster seat? Also, I'm thinking that AB could do well over 40 with 70 HP and only weighing 900 lbs ish?