I had a chance to climb aboard and run the 250 during her unveiling last summer in St. Petersburg, Florida. From the dock, the most striking feature was the distinctive fiberglass hardtop, an option that's sure to be popular, especially with anglers along the mid-Atlantic and West Coast. The D-shaped frame is recessed into the console to provide more fishing room. A tempered-glass windshield bonded to the frame replaces the typical enclosure, and fasteners are hidden. The result is a clean, contemporary look that offers excellent protection from the elements. The top also has an electronics box, life-jacket storage and factory-mounted stereo speakers. An electric windshield vent and wiper will help ensure visibility.