We've been boaters for 50 years now. After owning our current "family boat" for 35 years, (and having just retired), we thought it was time to upgrade. Our old boat sold to the first customer on the first day, and we got about 3 times the book value. We tend to keep our prized stuff a long time and maintain it meticulously. Later that afternoon we signed the papers to order a 2019 SeaRay SPX 190 OB. Although it will be a couple months before delivery, (and we may not get much use this year), I thought it appropriate to join the forum. We chose this particular model because it suited our family boating style quite well. We bought a Boston Whaler last year strictly for fishing, and the utility and low maintenance of the Mercury 4-stroke outboard was impressive. Thus, our initiative to move away from a stern drive and back to an outboard. I'm writing to say "Hi", and inquire if anyone else has any words of wisdom regarding the 190, based on their own personal experience.