26 Fortier is the most stable inshore fishing platform you'll find. Hard chine with molded in spray rail from bow to stern for extra stability.Huge cockpit, fishes big, 10' beam, economical you can fish all day running for 3 hours for under $40 3gph @ 14mph.(diesel) Can be hairy in a steep following sea, You'll Learn to read the water and adjust speed and course accordingly. Hi gunnels for kids. MAKE SURE YOUR KID AND FAMILY ARE OK WITH THE DIESEL SMELL!!! This can ruining them if they are use to gas engines. Had mine for 13 years, Fortier stands behind their products. Call them any time they will respond. If you want a yacht finish the Fortier is the way to go to keep the wife happy. Also it Comes with head, frig and sink. If you want a kit boat BHM is it, and more roll with the soft chine. Rear controls and tiller are awesome for bucktailing bass or power drifting fluke. All the best, remember Fortier's are cored hulls. Normally no issues, with factory thru hull installs. Need to check additional thru hull work done buy inexperienced glass workers. All the best.