The three-piece riveted hull design is as durable as they come in aluminum boats, with heavy stringers and bulkheads secured to a double-plated, 100-gauge, tough aluminum hull. In our test the full-length riveted keel added strength and superior tracking when we circled back over wakes to test its mettle. The boat crossed the worst we could throw at it with a steady, dry ride, spreading the full force of the impact through the tough hull and structure, and saving the crew from the worst of the pounding. During wide-open-throttle runs, four hull-lifting strakes raised it quickly to plane. With plenty of trim, it stepped up almost like a performance bass boat on pad. The high bow and strong chines deflected spray and kept the ride dry. The capable fisher topped the speedo at 58.5 mph.