I hope you guys are reading up on Todds Skipjack Build Here:http://www.spearingforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=6227
Flat out amazing!
In the meantime, here's a sneak peak of my work boat. Unfortunately it will never have speargear on it, as it is strictly for collection at work. The funding was mainly private donation, it's a custom 26' Radon and will be powered by our yamaha single 300 which is on our 23' parker right now (it is overpowered on the parker and scary to run full throttle).
The build will have a giant in deck livewell with a oxygen line running to it for aeration, rear baittank (as a smaller livewell), extended open pilothouse, custom kelp paddy spotting leaning post on top, dive door cutout, custom fiberglass outboard bracket, hot water fresh water shower, high pressure washdown (we went with the largest pump we could get) and a ton of deck and storage space to lay out our collection gear. We have a team of 5 full time aquarists who have been thinking this through a long time and we expect the build to be finished before the end of the year, it will probably be the last boat we will have for our work for the next 50 plus years, it is damn near exactly what I would have built as my own spearing boat.