To about 40 mph, the Buzzards Bay 34 delivered a ride smooth enough to keep the most lubberly crew members from complaining. It displayed fewer foibles than I’ve been able to wring out of other cats. That is, it didn’t resist course changes when one hull was buried while locked in a turn, and I couldn’t get the deck between the hulls to slam or to “sneeze” visibility-obliterating spray. A tall tunnel and a ramped underbody forward are primary reasons. The cat does remain upright in turns, which takes getting used to if you’re acclimated to the comforting lean of a V-hull. A cruiser, this boat is intended to make time waypoint to waypoint, not to perform whiplash turns, so this particular vice is of little consequence. That the combination of outboard power, twin displacement hulls and lightweight construction (both improving power-toweight ratio and allowing for narrower hulls) provides outstanding efficiency is sure to blow cruisers’ horns.