Heading 55 miles offshore to the edge of the Gulf Stream, we were met by an unexpected, steady breeze and tight swells. I braced for a long, jarring ride that never materialized. Instead, Ryan lowered the bow using the recessed trim tabs, and we continued cruising along effortlessly. The beamy hull straddled the waves with ease and kept us dry despite the wind. With its sharp bow entry and 21-degree deadrise, it's certainly capable of handling even bigger water. Our test boat was powered by twin 250-horsepower Suzuki direct-injected four-strokes for an economical blend of power and efficiency. Making 34.0 mph at 4,000 rpm, our fuel burn was only 18.1 gph. At top speed, we pushed just over 54 mph while using 39.8 gph.