It did. In the lesser seas we touched low 50s in speed. In the fours and fives, we throttled down to 40 mph and marveled at how softly it re-entered with confident stability. Leaning back into the bolstered helm seat, feet wedged against the helm station, we found the ride secure and confident. Even turning 180 degrees across the crests, it maintained our trust. We took only a little spray, the all-glass windshield protecting us. Through it all, not even the gear bag stowed in the console below rattled or banged around. The solid ride attests to Boston Whaler’s commitment to its unsinkable building style and the use of yacht-quality, polished stainless-steel hardware.