Whenever we take a look at a small bowrider, we consider that not only will this be a good boat for just about anyone, but more than likely, an adult owner will be handing the keys to a first timer, probably a kid. Thus, the question then becomes, “can a kid handle this boat and do so safely?” If the answer is yes, then it’s a good boat for everybody. So to explore the capabilities of this 17’1” (5.2 m) bowrider, we sent Capt. Steve to explore it from a parental point of view. If it passes that test, it’s anybody’s boat.