Destin, Florida, was the logical place to test the hard-core fishing boat, and Hydra-Sports dealer Legendary Marine had a 2500 in stock for my sea trial earlier this summer. Their resident skipper, Jeremy Holcomb, and I started by checking the time to plane after exiting the no-wake zone in Choctawhatchee Bay. With twin Yamaha F150 four-strokes for power, the boat was up and cruising in four seconds. Hydra-Sports boats are known for their beefy construction, and the 2500 tips the scales at 5,474 pounds dry, so that’s impressive acceleration. And when the seas get nasty, those extra pounds are welcome.