Pros: Light, fast on a plane, good fishing platform.
Cons: Hard ride.
We purchased our Montauk 17 in 1977 and have owned it ever since. It is very well constructed, has excellent SS hardware and has withstood the test of time. It's a great fishing boat with plenty of room to maneuver, and it has a shallow draw allowing access to shallow areas. The main drawback is a very hard ride in a head or quartering sea. I recommend this boat for great fun and as an investment.