Do you need space for stuff? The 21’9″-by-8’3″ Wellcraft 210 Sportsman has plenty, especially for active families. This dual console can swallow skis and wakeboards under the forward sole; PFDs, fenders, and docklines under the bow seats; and the rode in a bow locker with the anchor on the bow pulpit’s roller. Inside the consoles there’s room for plenty more. On top are handy spaces for loose gear and half a dozen cupholders. A cooler with a seat-cushion lid fits easily just aft of the companion seat. The helm seat base is an aerated livewell, with in-sole fishboxes, and there are under-gunwale racks for three rods both port and starboard. The Euro-transom platform has a door and a swim ladder. ****
TEST BOAT POWER: Single 200-hp Johnson OceanPro V-6 outboard with 183 cid, 3.69″ bore x 2.86″ stroke, swinging a Viper 14 3/4″ x 19″ three-bladed ss prop through a 1.86:1 reduction. Our test boat’s Johnson 200 OceanPro was fast enough for barefoot skiing, but a 150-hp DFI engine will have enough oomph to pull a skier and is more economical. The boat rode smoothly through a two-foot bay chop up to 35 mph. Faster than that, or in rougher water, and you’ll need to stand at the helm. Price as tested: $31,215 with a trailer.