Sometimes walkarounds in this size range are lethargic, but rigged with our test boat's pair of 250-hp Yamaha outboards, the 2900 WA is impressively quick, easily topping 52 mph. And at 23 degrees, the deadrise is sharp enough to ride soft in rough water. There's a tradeoff here, however; when I put the 2900 WA into a sharp emergency turn, it heeled over pretty far. Fortunately, this is a tendency you won't notice under normal conditions, and the trim tabs can be used to level the boat when beam-sea conditions create a lean. Pro-Line's 28 WA ($58,000 without power), which is 8" wider and 1,200 pounds heavier, has 18 degrees of deadrise.