blammer, have heard more negative than positive reports about Sprint boats. A very important consideration when making a major purchase like a boat is after sales service and resale value. From owner reports that I have read, Sprint falls way short in both areas. Build quality has been heavily criticized. Not going to plug any particular brand here, but I believe your money is better spent buying Skeeter, Ranger, Triton etc. Manufacturers like this with high visibility on the Pro-Fishing circuits have a reputation to protect. Their products ARE superior and their service is usually better than the small guys. my 6000 rubles.