If you're a freshwater fisherman who likes to target everything that swims, then you'll want to take a look at the Princecraft 169 DLX, an aluminum "multispecies" boat meant to compete with its fiberglass brethren. Wearing a two-tone, high-gloss finish, you could mistake it for fiberglass, but the 16'2"-by-7'4" 169 DLX is built from a high-grade 5052-H36 aluminum alloy. Its solid construction doesn't allow the hull to flex as much as a typical aluminum boat. On test day we ran through a nasty chop and, though we took some spray over the bow, we didn't hear the usual hull noise associated with aluminum hulls. In fact, the ride was surprisingly quiet, hitting only 85 dB-A at full throttle. Even with the slight spray, its deep cockpit makes open-water runs more pleasant than if you were on a typical bass boat.