The advantages of the catamaran design quickly became evident during a recent outing on a choppy Sarasota Bay in Florida. Our test boat, provided by Sara Bay Marina, delivered an extremely smooth and soft ride, regardless of sea direction. The twin semi-displacement hulls sliced through the waves softly and effortlessly. The boat's Vectorflo design traps air underneath to create lift, which in turn raises the bow for less drag, more speed and greater fuel efficiency. As the compressed air is forced aft, it reduces the "sneeze," or spray effect, common with some catamaran designs. The 330 TE is also extremely stable, and World Cat says load levels can be increased up to 20 percent over a comparable vee-hull boat.