The Altima 61 is a development from previous models, with the same 17-foot, 4-inch beam and a stretched hull. In the case of our test boat, it was even longer because it had a really cool optional hydraulic swim-platform-cum-tendercarrier. This frees up the boat deck so you can host a party for, say, 20 guests and it also eliminates the davit, a move that contributes to keeping that center of gravity low. It makes launching and retrieving the tender as easy as pushing a button. And with the tender down, you can lower the platform just below water level, to the delight of kids and adults alike.