I can only comment about the Excel because that is the only boat I have been riding. I don’t see me looking for another in the foreseeable future. It is wet on deck at times because of the bait tanks mostly but I wear closed toe water sandals and no problem. I love everything thing else about that boat. It is such a well run,friendly and relaxing environment. Come join us on the Team Hoo trip.I talked to Jason today and they want at least 24 people to keep the trip.