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As you move up fit matters more, especially if you are considering gear. Height and weight?
Would you be trying the camp out of this boat?
And why this length limit? 14 ft or so gets you more choices, either new or used. Especially used, good chance you could get more boat and stay under your limit. I've known of 16 ft plastic sea kayaks to sell for 800, and in good enough shape to subsequently move on to a further owner.