That's the exact boat i have now. (See the picture in my profile) I got a great deal on it, put a tower on it, and usually run 3 sacs and 4 or 5 people. It throws a great wake and like what others have said, it handles the chop pretty well. It is the same hull as older X-10s. The craftsmanship is also top notch. This isn't to say that it's my dream boat, just what i could afford at the time. I think the Maristar would make a great 1st boat and then if you really want to you can drop more cash into a newer boat later. That's what i plan on doing, hopefully getting most of the money i put into it out of it. Feel free to private message me if you have any more specific questions.