If I didn't hate the movie so much, I'd be tempted to shout, "I'm the king of the world!" from the bow of Godfrey's Hurricane Sundeck 217. Standing on its forward swim platform gave me a new appreciation of what this boat brings to the outboard deckboat market. Where most manufacturers put their platform acreage at the stern, the Sundeck 217 saves some for the bow. This means getting on and off is easier when the boat is beached, water entry away from the motor's clutter at the transom is safer, and broad open spaces aren't lost to the rigging cables and fuel lines.