As pleasing to the eye as it is, the 226 SSi Wide Tech packs plenty of function. Guests can face forward or aft, or they can recline on the convertible aft lounge. This entire assembly lifts to reveal the engine -- when it's closed, you'd never know it hides the engine box. Inside, I found excellent access to float switches, pumps, and plumbing. Lift the through-bolted hatch in the platform, remove the cooler and supporting tub, and you have two-handed access to batteries. Dedicated stowage for tables and fillers and the serviceability of helm wiring are other advantages.