I haven't looked at one in several years. Here in Miami they used to be regarded in a class of boats known as the "Hialeah Specials." They were considered an entry level boat. They may have changed so I hope you get more input.
Sight down the sides and bottom of the hull, looking for bulges, waves, and indentations; then compare the results with other higher priced boats. Surprisingly, some of the best I've seen are Wellcrafts, regardless of price, and that's a high-production boat. Genmar seems to know what they're doing.<br /><br />The Angler is a good looking boat, though.
4wheeler,<br />The Miami area is some tough water and boats not built too well don't stay around the area long. Biscayne Bay beats them up. Angler has been around for a lot of years (25?)down there. You could do a lot worse.<br /><br />Just for your info, Hialeah has a large industrial complex area that houses boat factories.
From my investigation, Angler is a decent, mid-grade CC fishing boat. Include also Key West and Sea Pro. Personally, I think Sea Pro makes the best value of the three since 1998 on. Anglers have inproved recently. (1999 to present)<br /><br />I would not use any of the "value" makes for hard use offshore. They will not last as well as the more expensive makes, all else equal. A more "value conscious" make for hard use would probably be a Parker or a Cape Horn. These are nice rugged fishing platforms that cost 70% of a Grady, etc.<br /><br />Good luck.<br /><br />jocko
Waves down the side of the boat are generally an indication that the hull was popped from the mold "Green", as in the hull was not given enough lay up or cure time tin the mold; a common problem with mass produced boats. I was in the Regal Boat factory in Florida a couple of times and saw them pop a mold on a 19 BR after only 14 hours. The hull came out looking like ribbon candy.
Have also been to the Cobalt Boat factory in Neodesha, Kansas. In their manufacturing process, hulls are laid up and cure in the mold for 7 days before they're popped. It's a beautiful thing.