Skilowitz is the kind of boater who feels that any place worth going is worth getting to quickly, as we discovered on our test day, which saw us running out of the Florida's St. Lucie Inlet into some fairly rough seas. At 47 mph, the hull flattened out the three- to five-footers nicely. On the ones it couldn't flatten, it landed softly without shipping a drop of water. This boat provides a remarkable ride, gaining comfort and speed through the integrity of its design. Two lifting strakes on each side pop the hull out of the water and force the entry back toward the console, where it belongs. Starting a third of the way back from the bow, 16 degrees of negative chine throws the spray down, where it can't blow back into the cockpit.