The Skeeter was priced at $24,900, the most expensive boat in our test. However, you could shave the price by $1,200 or so by choosing a carbureted outboard rather than the Yamaha OX66 injected 150 that was on the test rig. The boat's unique design features a rounded aftt deck with no splash well, which gives the boat an exceptionally sleek look. We made several power-off stops from planing speed and found there was little or no backwash over the back deck, so the well is not missed. The rod box on the port side features eight no-tangle rod tubes, and it's lighted. There are four pop-up cleats-very clean. Construction is all fiberglass and composite, with 3/8-inch aluminum knee braces adding stiffness to the transom. The boat was a little slower out of the hole than some, averaging about 3.2 seconds, which perhaps is due to the heavier weight-around 1,500 pounds. This boat ran as fast as most in the fleet at 61.5 mph, but the hydraulic steering allowed nearly hands-off driving. Contact: Skeeter Boats (Dept. OL, P.O. Box 230, Kilgore, TX 75663; 903-984-0541; www.skeeterboats.com).