FYI, I'm a family of five, two sons and a dog. We spend many weekends overnighting on a 240. My sons,6'1" and 5'9" share the forward V berth without much complaint. My lab sleeps under the table area. The wife and I take the mid berth and I sleep better on the boat than at home in bed. We often pull tubes, fish and take evening cruises. The 5.0 MPI B3 seems to sip the gasoline better then I expected. During the day on the lake we usually anchor up and just swim around,play fetch, or just eat and enjoy music. Its not crowed because someone is usually in the water or down under napping. So,I would go newer and smaller, rather older and bigger! IMHO -- Mark.