Seaswirls are excellent mid tier boats. Don't be turned off by Seaswirl Paul's remarks. First of all he never owned a 29 foot seaswirl. Second of all he purchased a mid tier boat thinking he was getting a Grady. Of course, he's going to be disappointed. If you do a search on Seaswirl you will find that an overwhelming amount of owners have no problems. The majority of Seaswirl owners are very satisfied.
Seaswirl Paul might have had some problems but these are thing the dealer would normally handle. Please and thank you get you a very long ways but demanding attitudes will yield little help. Based on his writing, How do you think Seaswirl Paul dealt with his dealer?
BTW he said pounding hull, why is is that I had my 2301 Seaswirl out at Montauk (2 Saturdays ago in small craft advisory conditions) in 4 - 5 footers and 20 - 25 mph winds and the hull didn't pound even once. I'll tell you why. It's called piloting skills and trim tabs. Of course a boat will pound even in 3 footers if you are doing 40 mph. Slow down to a reasonable speed and the Seaswirl will not pound at all.
I seatrialed the Trophy befor I bought my Seaswirl. I could go into a laundry list of things that were substandard on the Trophy. But overall, I would not say that Trophy is a POS. They are not that bad. The seaswirl just rides much better than the Trophy. That's what sold me on Seaswirl.
Now regarding the 2901. It is a beauty. I personally would opt to save up a couple dollars more and go with a Carolina Classic 28. AND that is coming from a Seaswirl owner.
I still LOVE my Seaswirl 2301 Walk Around