the 35 five islands is the same hull as a Bruno 35. they acquired one of the old Bruno molds after Bruno went out of business....I have one and absolutely love the boat. as far as comparable to a 35 duffy high shear they are very similar. I think the Bruno rides a little better in crappy weather and in a following sea. than the duffy but all in all they are comparable. when I was buying mine I was looking for either a 35 duffy or 35 five islands. the duffys were all in the 90k price range at the time so I found a five islands project and redid the whole thing....mines also the one for sale in the classifieds on here...im just looking to upgrade to a bigger boat if someone buys mine...if not i'll keep it and just use it...I love the boat!