For a boat of its length and beam, the single-engine 296 jumps on plane with noteworthy suddenness. With two engines, this boat launches full steam ahead. Yet the ride here is hushed, soothing, and soft, much like the 296's interior, with layout options galore. From throw pillows to club configuration, this model has space more limousine than marine. The comfort accumulates astern in all-weather, personalized luxury straight out of your living room. Wraparound conversation is waiting in the bow. Not to mention roomy enough for fifteen fun-havers and storage for days.
The options list is meaningful – refrigerators and joysticks, a touch-screen GPS, and arches with hardtops featuring LED indirect lighting. A beach of a sunpad is glorious for those basking in the warm summer light. The power options are stout and authoritative. The hull yearns for open water, ready to show off handling at once robust and responsive.