Originally Posted by healhustler
If those were my qualifying factors, Bayliner 4788.
Originally Posted by dhays
My choice as well.
We take or 4788 out in the open ocean of the Gulf of Alaska every time we leave port. The ride is the same as any other SD hull form. It does just fine.
The only way you will get a better ride woud be to buy a Full displacement boat that has either Paravanes or active fin stabilization.
Then you would be limited to displacement speeds though. Sometimes in really rough seas I honestly wish for stabilization. That said there are some real advantages of being able to cruise at 15 knots when time constraints make getting somewhere more important than a couple hundred dollars in fuel savings