Hi Microskiff, This is my first post and I am currently searching for my first skiff/boat. I've done some homework and ready to jump in. From reviews out there it seems like the Ankona Copperhead gets you the best bang for your buck. I was originally interested in the Shadowcast 16 but decided to look for something with a wider beam for more stability. With: hull, poling platform, motor, trailer, electrical package and live well I priced the following Copperhead - 25hp tiller w/ yam 14.5k or go w/ 30hp CC w/ yam for 16.9k Can also do the Native 14'6" w/ tiller 20hp yam for 12.4k. Any owners opinions, thoughts or other recommendations would be much appreciated. I need all the help I can get!