The single250-hp Mercury EFI outboard powered our test boat quite well,providing a cruise of 28.3 knots at 4300 rpm, and a wide-open 36.3knots at 5570 rpm. The day of our test was flat calm, but thedeep-vee hull should cut through most seas with no problem. With a19-degree transom deadrise, the 2220 barely qualifies as a deep-vee,but this makes it very stable at rest. In fact, the boat barelyleaned at all, even with several big guys throwing plugs from thesame gunwale. We predict that the boat's clean and functionallayout will be a hit with the casting crowd.