Like nearly all Manitous we’ve tested over the years, the 25 Legacy SL featured an ultra-smooth ride and a sporty, inside lean through the corners that’s more akin to a traditional V-hull. Chalk it up to the builder’s patented V-Toon technology. Twin 25-inch pontoons flank a central 27-inch pontoon, dropped lower than the outer tubes. Taking into account the central tube’s added girth, the effect is to lower the bottom of the center pontoon a full 5¹/₄ inches and mimic a V-hull’s shape. Add the wide, positive-angle lifting strakes of Manitou’s Sport Handling Package on all three tubes, Teleflex SeaStar Power Assist steering and a performance transom design and the result is a boat that powers instantly onto plane, banks sweetly into turns and, with our test boat’s 300 hp Evinrude G3, topped out at over 48 mph.