I have been doing research on used boats. I am married with two young kids are looking for a good used boat for skiing and tubing. I have been told to focus on the Crownline, Chapparal and Sea Ray brands. Iím also looking for a 20-21 foot boat. I have found a few bowriders and now I found a nice deckboat (it's a ski boat, not a pontoon boat). My question is there any disadvantage of a deck boat over a bowrider? Is the deck boat slower to plain, or does it get more spray into the boat? I have not seen a lot of deck boats on the used market so I tend to see them as not a popular? Any advise would be appreciated.
Also, what about these three brands of boats? Should I expand my search to other brands or stick with these?