This 248 Vista is definitely the perfect pocket cruiser for family outings and 1 or 2 night stays out on the water!!! The 248 Vista has a thick (as in complimentary thick and thus not cheap), tall, solid look to it -- and the solid ride lives up to the promise of that look. The test ride I was on substantiated the boats sturdy disposition! The 248 still has sweeping lines from bow to stern that give the hull plenty of visual movement, but the sturdy appearance gives notice that the boat has the sturdiness of being solid and safe. The 248 Vista offers the solid feel of a craft heavier ...