The Tidewater 252 CC Adventure is an all-composite design with a cored-foam transom and a composite, foam-filled grid under the decking. She has a 9'3" (2.82 m) beam and the boat we tested weighed 4,930 lbs. (2,236 kg). All mounting surfaces are reinforced, and all hardware is mounted on aluminum backing plates. She comes nicely equipped with the hardtop, Lenco tabs and tilt steering -- all standard. She's a hard core bluewater fisherman with a 21-degree deadrise, but standard bow cushions give family members a spot to stretch out between casts.