I had the chance to test the 260 recently in a choppy Charleston Harbor, South Carolina, with Scout President Steve Potts. The boat handled the real-world conditions with ease. It was rigged with a pair of Yamaha F150TXR four-stroke outboards, which provided good initial acceleration and top-end speed (a single 250-hp Yamaha four-stroke is the other power option). The GPS pegged out at 50.5 mph with the two of us aboard, 95 gallons of fuel and six gallons of water. At a comfortable cruise of 4000 rpm, speed was 33.7 mph, with a fuel burn of 12.9 gph. At that rate, the 260 has a 296-nautical-mile range with its 145-gallon tank and a ten-percent safety reserve.