Both models of the 29 ZF are based on the same stepped-hull design, which is built for speed. The relatively narrow beam-to-length of the 29 makes it hesitate a bit more than a wider boat as it gets up on plane, but that's pretty academic once the hull is up and doing what it knows how to do - run fast! The length allowed us to bridge the chop, and the hull's ability to cut the wavetops kept us level and comfortable when loping along at 4000 rpm. The hull stuck to the water and, when it didn't, landed softly. Given the conditions, the ride was surprisingly comfortable and secure.