My prototype test boat was built heavy by about 800 pounds, according to Mako engineers; design weight is 4,500 pounds, but the test boat weighed 5,300. Production models will cut this weight, most of it near the transom, to give some added flotation back there where it's needed with the heavy Verado outboards. The boat ran well despite the extra weight and a full load of fuel, coming on plane in a few seconds with four-bladed Revenge props and topping out at 48.9 mph at 5500 rpm. Note that this was not close to the 6400 rpm redline for the Mercury Verados-a swap to three-bladed props probably would add rpm and speed, though perhaps at the expense of some holeshot. The boat will plane and run on one engine should you ever need it to do so - about 20 mph at 4000 rpm with our test loading and props.