I am a tradional type guy who does not like what the entire industry is doing, fanagling you into spending more money for a EURO design that provides nothing more then cosmetics for the look of the boat.
I totally agree with Baywatch. It is a total shame what many of these manufacturers are doing to these boat designs.
The new 21 WA's are listed as 21.5 LOA. But even with the extra 6 inches, the 1999 and prior year 21 WA's had a ****pit that looks as if they had at least ten more square feet (and they were so much more fishable).
The fiberglass stringers do make these modern boats a little too light for their size. The bonus is more speed and better fuel consumption. The drawback is a more uncomfortable ride than boats of the same size in higher price ranges.
The packages are sweet. They are a step up from your Renken but are often not as good as the same size boats that are selling for $20,000 to $40,000 more.
As Baywatch pointed out, the 23 WA model is more like a true 21 footer and the 26 WA model is more like a true 24 footer. If you think of them in this manner, you'll be able to make a much more logical and calculated buying decision.
Of course, like anything else, they'll be some boaters who tell you that they love them and there will be others who think the SeaSwirls are a total piece of garbage.
That's why the best thing you can do is take one out for a test ride. The folks at Great Oak Marine will be glad to take you down to the Kings Park Bluff or the Port Jeff boat ramp and launch one for you to demo. Only you know what you'll be satisfied with for your $$.