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Here's where I think the advice goes awry: people stop reading from the OP and start thinking about their own needs and desires. My Explorer is a popular boat but I'd trade it for a nordkapp in a second.
Not to say that either boat is the better answer; however, the OP does indicate the desire to be challenged and to accept a greater risk/reward equation. Just my $0.02.