The Venture runs as good as it looks. With a steep, 24-degree deep-vee hull and wide chines, the boat rides both dry and soft, as we proved on our test day in three- to five-foot seas off Palm Beach. The big Venture cruised effortlessly at 33 mph at 4000 rpm with twin 250-hp Yamahas, even in four-footers. Inshore, where we found calm water, it topped out at 50 mph at a wide-open 5300 rpm. At rest, the ten-foot beam and wide chines create a stable platform.