I was looking to buy a Carolina Classic or something along those lines but the Admiral likes her conveniences. I wanted something we could both enjoy so "we" would be spend more time on it. So I started looking and came up with the Sea Ray 1998-2000 330 express or various years of the Amberjack. We would be using the boat to fish(off shore and Inshore), cruise, anchor out and spend the day with friends on the beach as well as just spending the day on the water with friends and maybe a few over-nighters a couple of times a season. We live in Sneads Ferry NC so we do have some skinny water but i use the 180 CC for that. The family includes me, the wife and our 8 year old son. I would like some opinions from some owners to help narrow down to which one or if there is another model out there that I missed I should focus on. Good and bad info would be nice. Also the boat would be kept in the water. My budget is 35,000 to 65,000. Thanks in advance for any advice or ideas.