At a glance, it’d be easy to lump this boat in the coupe category, with other top cruisers like Sea Ray’s 410 Sundancer, with its three-sided enclosure. The Sundancer is a new boat, due to debut about the time you read this, and pricing wasn’t available as we went to press. With twin 375 hp Cummins MerCruiser Zeus pods it delivered a 35.6 mph top end. While the 41 Cantius is available with IPS, the tester I ran turned its props through twin Volvo Penta DPH diesel sterndrives. The combination of this propulsion, and its vented stepped hull, had me comfortably romping across a choppy Lake Michigan at 27 mph, topping out at 38.9 mph. Docking via Volvo Penta’s joystick proved a snap against the wind, and, as an aside, I also docked it in the conventional manner. If you want the trimability, shallower draft and efficiency afforded by sterndrives, my test proved their suitability in this application.