Where to look
There are lots of fabulous ribs on the market at a million and one prices both new and used. I'd start by looking at lots of pictures to get a feel for what you could see yourself in. Just like looking at cars really, what do you like the look of and as always, yep we all like the look of the £40K ML however in reality £$£$ determines what we really drive. Therefore, in the first instance look at boatsandoutboards.com in the rib section where you'll see a lot of pics. Make a note of the model you like and search the manufacturers web site for more info, get a brochure, do your research and start looking on-line. Autotrader is also good as is loot. It's now the bottom of the season so don't be affraid to bid someone in the pants. Finally, go and look at lots of boats, kick plenty of tyres so to speak and ask lots of questions. Before long and having seen a few you'll get an idea for whats good and whats priced accordingly. Further, seek advice on here, there's a lot of helpful knowledgeable chaps willing to advise.
Buy it & Use it, then sell it and buy something bigger