Here's the thing about the KP44. Great boat, nice interior room, good speed and comfort. But the hull is put together in two pieces down the centerline with fiberglass cloth connecting the two halves. First thing I thought of was a bow strike. It wouldn't just open up a hole (if single mold layup) it would split the hull. I've seen it twice. The most recent when a KP 44 hit a concrete slipway coming in to haul out. Opened a 2' elongated hole exactly on the centerline of the bow by striking a single point, albeit quite hard on concrete. That "seam" carries from bow to stern right down the middle. Might be a weak point, might not, since I'm not a naval architect. But I've seen two that had to have repairs on that "seam."