We'd previously tested a 25-foot bowrider in about the same spot. It had the bling to blend into the scene, but the narrower beam, slightly shallower draft and overall smaller design resulted in a hard ride when one of the yachts sent rollers our way. We had no such issues with the 300 Select EX. In fact, we gained enough confidence as the water roughened up to control the wheel with one hand while maneuvering hard turns. This proves how safe the boat will be on big, busy water like Lake Havasu or Lake of the Ozarks, where knuckles are so often white.