Roaring along at 40 mph, Premier'S 250 Intrigue took all the power and torque of a 200 hp outboard, plus boat wakes, with little shimmy, shudder or slam. Credit rugged construction. Hefty M-brackets, bolted to Z-channel cross members on 16-inch centers, keep racking minimized. This ensures durability and provides better handling by keeping the tubes in the same plane while turning and negotiating waves. The Performance Pontoon (PTX) package our tester was equipped with also helped, thanks to running strakes on the outboard tubes and a large 3-foot diameter, flat-bottomed center log that also allows for massive in-deck stowage. Order the $8,500 PTX package and you also get hydraulic steering, a tow bar, and the fuel tank mounted on centerline (where it won't affect trim as you burn fuel). The overall handling is as good as it gets.