If you can, try the boats before you put down the $$. A trial of several hours on some bigger water means a lot more than a few minutes near the dock.
I could tell you my opinion, but it might not apply.
Last year another club member and I bought CD Storm GT's from the same dealer, the same day. They were three year old demo boats. We both like our boats, but have very different descriptions of how they feel. He thinks they are twitchy and sensitive, and seldom edges, but uses bow rudder for tight turns. I think mine is a barge, and edge till the spray skirt is all that keeps me from swamping, and think bow rudder costs to much speed loss. Size may be a factor. I am 5' 9" 165 # while he is a couple inches taller and forty pounds heavier.
Longer boats are more forgiving in big water when the wind blows.
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