I had a 18’ Starweld by Starcraft. At the time I thought it was a great boat. I’ve since upgraded to a Lund. Wow. Remarkably better ride and almost everything else about it. I’m sure there are many great boat brands, but I love my Lund and it’s worth what I overpaid, IMO. I had a Yamaha engine and loved it as well on my Starweld. However, my Lund has a Mercury. I wasn’t enthused when I bought it but it wasn’t a choice. I’ve been pleasantly shocked by how quiet and smooth it is. I’m now sold on the Merc. I am sure Evinrude makes a great engine too. Point is, all the motors seem to be great, and as far as the boats go, I would highly recommend getting in one on the water before purchase. I wish I had the first time around. Go step in them and really look at the functionality of the floorplan.