First post on this board, but I couldn't pass this one up! I own a 1998 Key West 1720 with a 1998 Evinrude 90 hp. Its a simply terrific boat. I agree with everything one gent said above about it being a great 1 or sometimes two person fishing vessel, if thats what you are looking for. Yes it is sometimes a bit wet on a choppy day, but what 17 footer isn't? It can easily be turned into a fishing machine. I also sometimes take a bunch of my friends out waterskiing or to local bar on the water (I live near the CT river) and with 5 peeps on board the handling is a bit sluggish, but I still can get up on plane no problem and cruise. We even can pull waterskiiers behind us with 4 peeps on board. Only drawback is the narrow beam like the poster above also mentioned. I wouldn't hesitate to buy Key West again, only move up in size. Great little boat!