Let's put a stop to the nonsense. You want a boat that you can use and use often. You want one that's affordable, somewhere around the 20K mark. Oh, and it should be trailerable, too, so it can go where you want to go, when you want to go. You want it to be small so you can launch it solo, clean it up quickly, and easily maintain it. Yet it needs to be big enough to be safe when the weather turns. If this is hitting all the right notes, you'll find that almost nothing beats a 17' center console.