1. It's like your inflatable dingy -- but with horsepower.
2. Easy to drive: twist throttle for speed, push to turn left or right.
3. You get to channel your inner Cousteau.
5. If you do high-speed Miami Vice-style turns you can pretend you're a Navy SEAL without getting shot at.
6. No one ever paints flames on the side.
7. If you're not Greenpeace, you don't have to drive it between a ginormous ship and a big-ass whale.
8.When you sit on the side you feel like you're riding in the back of a pickup truck, but the cops won't stop you.
9. Makes tough guy "vroom, vroom" motorboat sound.
10. It's French, without being snooty.