Having read the glowing reviews and chatted with other anglers, such as Field Editor T.J. Schwanky, who had already taken the new Kingfisher Flex Sport 1925 for a test ride, I had high expectations about this latest offering from Vernon, B.C.-based WestWinn Group. Well, I was definitely not disappointed.

On Saturday morning, I picked up Outdoor Canada's new Flex Sport from Boatland in Orono (thanks for getting her water-ready, Robbie!) and soon had it out on Lake Scugog with my good fishing buddies Jon Baker and Patty Trudell. One word: awesome.

Now, Robbie had told me to "baby" the spanking brand new 150-horse Verado, so I did, keeping it to under 4,000 rpms while cruising. But I have to tell you, it took all my being not to punch it. This boat literally pops right out of the water and on plane from a dead start, and that's without hammering down the throttle. I can't wait to see what she can really do.

In the meantime, there's some fishing to be done, and this handsome multi-species rig is just the ticket, with piles of deck space, fore and aft. It's going to be a good summer.

Flex Sport 1925
On the water: Outdoor Canada's new ride takes its maiden voyage on Ontario's Lake Scugog