To see for myself, I joined Atwood and two of his test engineers, Joe Bertine and Dan Clymer, on a wave-cleaving run to search for shallow-water grouper off Crystal River, Florida. A passing cold front had left the Gulf of Mexico choppy, but the conditions proved no match for the boat's sharp entry and nine-foot beam. The ride was smooth, and we stayed dry at all headings. Our test boat was rigged with a pair of 225-hp Mercury Optimax outboards, and the resulting numbers were definitely tournament-caliber. Top speed was 61.3 mph, while at a 4000 rpm cruise the GPS read 44 mph. The range is equally impressive; with its 195-gallon fuel capacity, at that same cruising speed, the Super Sport can travel 298 nautical miles with a ten-percent safety reserve.