The Harris Solstice DC 250 is a pontoon with sport-boat dreams. This new model looks and feels like a runabout, not a tri-toon. It's rated for 400 outboard horses (just think of what fun that would be!), but Harris fitted a new Mercury V-6 225 FourStroke outboard to the transom of our test boat. With that engine spinning a 14-inch-pitch Mercury Enertia propeller, top speed was 37 mph at 5,500 rpm. Acceleration from a dead idle to 30 mph came in at a brisk 9 seconds flat. The most economical cruise speed we noted during testing proved to occur at 3,000 rpm, where we recorded 15.5 mph for a net fuel economy of 3.8 miles per gallon, burning 4.1 gallons per hour. The best results from this package were not the objective measurements, however. Instead, it was the performance feeling and secure handling resulting from the Solstice DC 250's triple 27-inch-diameter pontoons, which are engineered with lifting strakes strategically placed on the inner sides of the outside tubes and both sides of the center tube. The cockpit enhanced the sport-boat feel even further with the deep cushy-yet-firm captain's and first-mate helm chairs and a full-frame smoked windshield that allowed good visibility and afforded excellent protection from wind blast. In total, the effect delivered is truly more runabout than pontoon.