The Valhallas are available with a choice of outboards. Our test boat carried triple Yamaha F300s, which pushed the boat to 20 mph from a dead stop in 5 seconds, with minimal bow rise. On plane, response to throttle adjustments was nearly instantaneous. We -quickly topped 60 mph, then settled into a fast cruise, just shy of 50, still getting over 1 mpg. At 3,500 rpm and 36 mph, efficiency increased to 1.3 mpg. Handling proved quick and positive. Executing tight turns at speed, the Valhalla never slipped or shuttered. Exiting the inlet with big waves and the wind quartering against the tide, the hull tracked well and rode smoothly, with no spray rising over the gunwales.