Outboards powering a premium Down East cruiser? We practically ran the Flag Blue off Back Cove’s 340, and found it responsive, maneuverable, quiet and efficient.
With twin Yamaha F300s integrated into its broad swim platform, the 340 bested 42 mph at wide-open throttle. It delivered a range of cruising speeds at which fuel economy beats 1 mpg. Speed up as conditions allow without decreasing efficiency. Sound levels of 78 to 83 decibels in that same range mean conversing without shouting. Smoke, foul odors, vibration? Not with outboards. And outboards tilt clear of the water.