Hey Jblackburn. When I was in the market for a new boat my choices were the 2100 B line and a Nitro Z-9. Like Marty said add up all the extras you have to add to a Nitro to get what is standared on the Bee and then compare the prices. Oh also I traded my Nitro 896 Savage in for the Bee and glad I did. The Bee line customer service is by far the best I have seen. I feel like I got a hell of lot more than I paid for. You should take a ride in both of the boat you are looking at and I am not talking about a nice calm day. Get them out in rough water that will make your mind up in a hurry.