We have been out of the offshore game since we moved overseas 10 years ago. During that time we had a kiddo who is now old enough to go offshore and even better, wants to fish offshore. With all of that said, I spent the last 4 months trying to figure out what boat to buy. I looked at in the water boats, catamarans, other center consoles and finally bought a Fountain 34CC.
Solid glass bottom
600 mile range (418 gallons)
Very nice elictronics package
Great ride. (We ran it offshore today and I was amazed at how well it rode. Very soft)