Yea, I'd agree on the 96' as a decent boat. Definitely worth checking out. I have the 94' with the LT1 and it's a great engine....you will like it. If you do end up testing it, just watch the temp gauge on it and be sure the engine operates in a working temp window. It has 2 T-Stats but the final temp should be around 160 degrees.
Also, the 96' will have slightly better Wakeboarding Characteristics than the 94' so that should be a bonus for you. The 96' is ever so slightly bigger than the 94' as well. The 91'-95' is the same hull and then in 96' they changed it.....
1994 205, LT1