We stepped on board via the swim platform. Its two-tier arrangement made for smooth boarding and, even more important, excellent lounging comfort when at anchor on the lake. You can deploy the boarding ladder from in the water, an important safety feature, or from on deck, a great convenience. Also convenient is the jet-pump clean-out ports. It snaps open easily, thanks to a redesigned system. It’s still patented, and no other jet boat gives you access to the jet intake from inside the boat. Think about that on a crisp, cool March outing.