The resulting performance: We hit a nasty confused chop at 50 mph with nary a shudder, rattle or flex. That’s great for the family-fun aspect of the boat, which includes a ski pylon built into the arch, molded swim platforms, fold-down cockpit jump seats, swiveling passenger console seat, bow cockpit and sun-lounge insert (among others).
The frameless windshield is another construction plus; the glass is embedded into a sturdy powder-coated frame with beefy supports and built-in grab rails. It looks cool and offers more evidence that this boat is built solid from top to bottom.
Comparable model: Scout 245 Dorado