Having lived my life on boats and around the water and owning many different kinds of fishing boats, I to was in the market for a hunting boat and recently purchased my first one. My Brother in law has a 21' Sea Ark and it is definitely a solid boat. As I looked at what was in the market I quickly noticed some distinct differences in design and construction. I quickly determined that I would only buy a fully welded boat for this purpose. I ended up purchasing a 18' Duckwater ( www.duckwaterboats.com
and could not be happier. These boats are built in Ohio and are solid as a rock. Just got the boat in December and have had it in the lake, river, hampton marsh and the atlantic already and it is very stable. Have hunted with both 3 and 4 men in it with plenty of room and comfort. Take a look I think you will like what you see. Good luck!