I took a ride on a rainy, blustery afternoon to see if it was true. The platform rides on a suspension system of four pneumatic cylinders fed by a central air compressor and accumulators that allow the pontoons to travel individually up to 5½ feet up and down. Powered by twin Evinrude 150 E-TEC outboards, we ventured outside the inlet into 3-foot seas at 25 mph. True to the claims, the pontoons appeared to step individually over the waves, and we experienced no more than 2 degrees of pitch or roll, according to my inclinometer. However, I felt significant deceleration at times — enough to spill every gimlet on board had we been imbibing — as the pontoons met larger waves.