When running in that 25-40 mph range, the 260 Cozumel exemplified another angle of pontoon "performance" that should supersede all others. The ride was velvety smooth, and stood out from the field. The weight of the motor kept the stern sitting down just enough to raise the front of the three tubes off the lake, so the water was breaking back near the helm station. This happens with some pontoon boats as you climb toward 5,000 rpm. But we noted that it took very little trim to lift the Cozumel, giving us almost no spray in the low-to mid-20s...and that buttery ride.