We are a family of 4. Been in the market for a few weeks now. We have owned a small 17' skiff in the past but sold it when my oldest son was born and we weren't use it. Now my boys are at the age where I'd like to get out and enjoy the seas with them and my wife. 50k range seems to be our budget where we feel comfortable. I have looked at the robalo r200, 20' striper cc (I don't remember model), mako 214, and the 24' thresher boats. The robalo r200 is nice. It's freeboard is high, looks great, but kinda crammed for space. The pice is good at about 51k after options. The 20' cc striper, I didn't really spent to much time looking at. I see it a lot while fishing. Someone I knew awhile ago that is an avid fishermen told me to not buy a striper. This was over 6 years ago. I did notice great feature on this boat. But the price was around 57k. Mako 214, had me really thinking that I found what I was looking for. Mako name has been known to me for years. It also was around 58k after options. Trying to get info on it I found horrible reviews on tracker the manufacturer of mako on consumer affairs. Thresher boats, is a new company. Seen the owner Brandon reply back to a few posts about his company here at bdoutdoors. I have seen the 21' boats at his showroom but I've only seen the 24' in pictures. The 24' is priced at 50k. Any suggestions? I'll be going to bass pro today to look at mako just to see it in person. My wife thinks it would be a good idea to wait for the Fred hall show. Is the savings worth the wait? What is most important when picking a boat? Does the manufacturer of the outboard matter these days? Seems like there are no bad reviews on any of the known 4 strokes like honda, Suzuki, Yamaha and murcary.