The Larson satisfies all of these criteria. The first thing we noticed was the boat’s generous freeboard. You sit well down in the SEI and the surrounding sides of the boat impart a feeling of safety and confidence. Our logbook notes that “this boat feels bigger than it is.” Seating is simple and comfortable, swivel buckets and a bench at the stern. Ample carpeted floor space and plenty of storage will handle the cargo. The bow area is constructed using a one-piece fibreglass insert. So important for the young fry who love to ride up there, the bow seating is spacious, well cushioned and the grab-handles are properly placed. Water-skiers will be pleased by the SEI’s brisk acceleration, thanks to the 190 horses of the MerCruiser 4.3 helped along by Larson’s famous Delta-Conic hull shape.