See for yourself. Throttle up to 26 mph and the Roamer 40 rises to meet head seas without slamming. Down seas? It climbed the backside with torquey authority, thanks to deep gears and big props. I'd love to run this rig with diesel power (twin 370-bhp Volvo Penta 63Ps cost $53,585). Despite the quartering wind and chop, it tracked straight without rudder or prop cavitation. In the trough? Stable as a table. Don't misunderstand - the Roamer 40 still went up and down. Some spray flew over the hardtop. Testing a 40' cruiser at speeds up to 30 mph in rough water will do that. What's important, and so uncommonly good, is that we felt safe and in control while doing it. The Roamer 40's ride is one a fishboat would envy. In fact, John Beknatel, of C. Raymond Hunt Associates, the firm that designed the Roamer 40 for Chris-Craft, described the boat as "a cruiser with a fishboat bottom."