I bought my 24' center console bay boat in June, 2012. I've taken this boat to Lake Powell in Arizona / Utah, the Gulf of Mexico and I live on Lake Arbuckle. I have been in rough water and the boat handles beautifully. I have owned several other boats that were much more expensive but did not out perform this boat. Wild Bill makes sure that when you purchase a boat from him you receive exactly the boat you want. He goes above and beyond to make your dream boat a reality...and he does it with great style!