Why should stability when not underway matter to a personal-watercraft buyer? Because consumers are doing a lot more with their craft these days than simply riding at speed. Following a trend in the general boating market, they’re also spending plenty of time hanging out at the sandbar or “coving,” gathering with friends and other boaters to relax, swim, float and enjoy music. They’re also increasingly fishing and adventure riding, using aft platforms as stand-up casting decks or spots to secure additional gear for extended rides. They’re even using PWC to do those things mainstream boaters have done for years — motor into a secluded cove, shut off the engine and enjoy a picnic lunch, or just lounge in the sun.