Susan-can't really answer some of your questions as the answers are in large part personal preference. On Eagle Trawlers, I think they have a pretty good reputation and are a pretty good build. I think there are a few Eagle owners here who can give ore specific answers. On the 40' in Shilshole, if I am not mistaken, it is a new boat. Since those are not normally built on spec, it may be one that a buyer backed out on. I walk past that boat several times a week, but have not been on board. It is a good looking boat. I do know that Seattle Yachts has had it for sale quite a long time-close to a year. It may be ripe to be sold at a good price.