I still boatless in Colorado . . . waiting for my stubborn house to sell so I can move to Lake Norman and finally buy a boat. However, I've been looking and researching, going to boat shows and dealers, etc., while I wait. I've yet to see a Manitou in person but so far Bennington has been the nicest and it's right there at the top of my list. I heard a lot of good things about Premier but was very unimpressed by them. The Harris line was nice but their top of the line was similar to Bennington's entry level. In fact every other brand at the Denver boat show could not hold a candle even to Bennington's G class.
Is that with or without freight and prep? I think you have to consider that as well in total package price. Also, I would try to decide all of your options upfront if possible. I lost a little of my discount when adding on after the boat was already ordered. Obviously you lose a little leverage after ordering. So, go as big as you can early and if you think you may want something, order it or you'll probably regret it. It was a rough two weeks of contemplation.