Harris Kayot has been making boats for 52 years and has been making deck boats for 33 years, so the corporate culture there knows a thing or two about the type. In fact, the deckboat was born in Northern Indiana by another builder down the road in the early 1970s and by 1977 Kayot was the #2 seller of deckboats. By the late 1980s virtually every builder of sport boats had at least one deckboat model in their line. In 1998 introduced a deck boat with a deep-V bottom which mean that it could be run faster in bigger water. Now Harris Kayot has hung an outboard on the swim platform. The big question is, how well has Harris Kayot executed the concept and how does in compare to the standard I/O configuration? We asked Capt. Steve to give it his critical eye and let us know what he thought.