An Old Salt quote "Nothing beats feet". The more boat under your feet the better. I wish the company I bought my boat from made a 24 or 25' version then it would be absolutely perfect.The 21 Contender can really cut through the water but it is a small boat. You will rattle your teeth out of your head in some slop. I haven't been in the Sea Craft. But I would go with more boat if I was making the call.