Best explanation. Deep v is a softer ride period. Trim is crucial. I have been on many different Parkers. I think they have one of the best riding hulls in the industry. You just need to decide if modified v or deep v is what you need and will suit you boating best. I went with a 23 SE which is MV knowing I was boating on Chesapeake Bay and tributaries. Would I take it in the ocean? Yes but pick my days! If I were going to be an ocean boater I would have gone deep v.Hi Dehusker, This is a nice explanation... I likely have the same hull as yours; (25 XLD)/ I'm new, so I don't know for sure. I've had many boats, and have been on countless others and I have been very happy with my Parker 25' ride in rough seas.... I've been in a few better, but I've been in countless rougher boats..... If nothing else, I know the Parker can/will handle a lot more than I can!