The layout of that boat your looking at and my 2004 isn't a whole lot different. Your rod boxes might be a little longer but that's it.
I have a 2004 Stratos 285 PRO XL Dual Console with a 2004 Yamaha 150 VMax. It has Fortrex 24volt trolling motor and Lowrance Hook 7 Electronics on the bow and console. It has a manual jack plate also.
The prop is a 23in Stainless Steel.
WOT when conditions are right 63.5mph (GPS) is the max . There's no chine walking with it at that speed either. It's got a great hole shot even when tournament loaded. The gas tank will hold 32gals of gas. The external oil tank under the back deck holds about a gal of oil. There's an internal oil tank under the engine cover also.
Two people can fish off the front deck with no issues "Depending on how big they are" I'm 6'2" 280lbs my fishing partner is a little smaller. If we're flipping and pitching there isn't an issue. Casting crankbaits and spinnerbaits its a little different.
Fishing Tournaments out of that boat won't be an issue. The live wells are big. The rod boxes can handle up to 40 rods > 20 each in rod locker. All of my rods are 7fters and there's no issue with them fitting. Storage won't be an issue either. Both Storage boxes are big and deep. I keep all my crankbaits, spinnerbaits, jigs, etc behind the drivers seat. All of my soft plastics are behind the passengers seat.
The center storage compartment on the front deck holds my life jackets, cold / wet weather gear, spare parts and tools, dip net, throw cushion etc. The built in cooler is large enough to hold plenty of drinks and sandwiches also.
She will handle the rough water if you know how to drive in it. I've been on Lake Sam Rayburn in 40mphs and didn't have any issue driving in it. It was a PIA trying to get it back on the trailer though in that wind.
Like Princeton_Man mention its a Sports Car and its fun to drive. I love this boat
I don't have any negative things to say about it. I'm the 2nd owner of this boat. The dealership I bought it from sold it to the 1st owner. The original owner traded in for a bigger bass boat. He was switching tournament trails and wanted something faster and bigger.
Here's a picture of mine.
Good luck with the purchase. Once you get out on the water and get some seat time you'll really enjoy that boat.