I have a 1991 Mastercraft 240SC and love it! I agree it is a bit dated with colors. It has been real nice for wake boarding. I added a Monstor Tower last year and it has really updated the boats appearance. I also get alot of good comments on the boat. The high sides are really nice for the kids and gives the adults plenty of room to lean up against. Most of us stay standing anyway so that they can see all the action. Mine has a 454 also. Plenty of power to do what every you like. I tried to attach some photos but was unable to get them it to accept.