Check out the RIBs with aluminum bottoms. They weigh about half of the fiberglass bottoms. I have an 8''6" Aquapro which weighs about 70 pounds and does about 25mph with an 8hp Yamaha. It can be easily hauled on deck. In hindsight, however, I should have bought the 9 footer as recommended by the dealer. It would plane easier, but I didn''t think it would fit on the foredeck (It would!).