I owned a 2002 96 which was great in every use. The 2004 was the wooden spoon of all starboards in my opinion. DONT touch it. It is simply to wide and very slow. I nealy had to give mine away it was that bad. In saying that I'm a big fan of starboard. The 2004 freesex in the two larger sizes were the protos that slipped through and never should have.