- It crosses our often-choppy open bays and surf zones dryly and comfortably.
- At 22 feet, it easily fishes four anglers from its broad decks fore and aft, yet it's compact and light.
- With a fuel-efficient Yamaha F150, it's inexpensive to operate yet offers a quick hole shot and ample speed. (Note that we generally fish fairly close to our homeport. The 2200 can handle up to 250 horsepower — including Yamaha's new F200 — but for our purposes, the lighter, smaller outboard works best.)
- It floats skinny enough to get us to most places we want to fish. No, we can't pole it into the marsh after tailing reds, but we can inch up to the grass close enough to cast along the edges — on almost any tide.
- It comes with a 15-gallon livewell in the bow for shrimp and a 40-gallon well aft for larger bait or for use as a release well. (A third well is plumbed, but we mostly use it for storage.) A bucket with a cast net drops into the deck ahead of the center console.