If you've boated much, you know boats aren't always easy to own. Even on the good ones, things need to be fixed. Jumping aboard the 250 Outrage, I could tell Whaler's engineers figured out how to balance the equation in favor of more play and less work. When I landed on the nonskid sole, there was a muffled thud, not a rattling of hatches and creaking of joints. The 250 has the toughest-looking hardware I've seen on an open fisher of its size too. And even if something does go wrong, getting to the problem to fix it is easier on the 250 Outrage than many boats we've seen.