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In the seventies and eighties I could feed a half a dozen yachts with my Tahitian spear gun.
Today they are illegal in almost every country in the eastern Caribbean and illegal to even have aboard in some, like the Bahamas.
I've no idea where you intend to spearfish, but be very careful what the local regs are before you get on a boat with one or in the water.
A good gun should have a spear about 6' long and a wood handle. Easily found bits, like rubbers and tips. If you get a really big fish that you can't handle, a wooden gun will float and you can trail the fish with the boat until it tires.
Fewer working parts means less cleaning and maintenance, obviously. Big powerful double rubber guns are for the pros; keep clear. Don't bother with fancy; kiss.