The BOTTOM LINE
Boaters who like to extend their season and save money on fuel will choose the C-Dory 22 Cruiser. But it's not our pick because it's the slowest of the bunch by a big margin. Anglers will love the Trophy 2302 Walkaround, but its ride in a head sea and cost-increasing options make us think twice. The Scout 220 Abaco scores high for efficiency and posts excellent speed numbers, but its cramped cockpit and high price hold it back. The Rinker 230 Atlantic, however, can cruise in tough conditions and fills the needs of cruisers, fishers, and watersports lovers while providing excellent accommodations and plenty of pep. If it had better efficiency, we'd love it even more.