The visual excitement begins with the powder-coated tubes and side rails. Unlike raw aluminum pontoons, powder-coated tubes resist stain and corrosion for years after launch. They add dazzling color, and in this case, up to five schemes. Durability and quiet riding also come from solid construction of gates with .040 high-sheen side panels fastened to be secure from rattles and drumming. Powered with Mercury’s super-quiet 90 hp outboard, the Ranger makes for easy conversation, and music clarity from the stereo on our test was undiminished by outboard noise. Connections to electrical devices are secure and watertight, adding to the ease of maintenance over time.