To say Bryant’s new Calandra is deceptive would be an understatement. Viewed from a distance, it dwarfs similarly sized boats. In fact, onlookers described the 22-foot boat as being anywhere from 25 to 27 feet long. Even close up, the boat feels far bigger and roomier than its actual length would indicate. How did the Tennessee boatbuilder with a reputation for high-quality runabouts work this magic? Primarily by using attractive and functional flare (angling the hull sides outward) and carrying the freeboard far higher than is typical for boats of this size and type. The result is a big, deep and roomy feel that you rarely find on a boat this size, with the measurements to match. Check out the massive portside head compartment, tucked neatly into the port console. It’s more than 4 feet long and nearly 3 feet wide, and it offers an almost unheard-of 4 feet of headroom. Or lift the in-floor hatch and gaze within the oversize 6-foot-long ski locker; it’s nearly 2 feet deep.