The fuel-injected 200-hp Yamaha outboard on our test boat is a good match for the 23 SE, turning in a top end of 39.8 mph at 5300 rpm with three people aboard and a full 110 gallons of fuel. Construction and layout are rock solid and simple. The hull bottom is solid fiberglass, cleats and bow lights are flush, and the boat's large console offers a 2'6"-wide electronics box with stowage underneath. The leaning post holds a livewell, and there's a raw-water washdown. The giant cockpit forward of the console is nearly 50 square feet; the aft cockpit is almost 35.