We Say: It was a joy to work the throttle for the 370-bhp Volvo Penta D6 diesel paired with a DPH stern drive, the perfect power match for the Novurania Chase 31. The turbocharged common rail diesel proved as smooth as silk when put through its paces with the fly-by-wire controls, with awesome acceleration through the power band, smooth carving through turns, and a quiet smoke-free idle. The 30'9"-by-10'3" Chase 31 is one of the more uniquely styled boats out there. Originally designed for megayacht tender duty, it can also be a solid dayboat. It's not a true RIB like others in the Novurania line but rather a fiberglass boat with a foam collar that serves more as an oversize rubrail. Its stylish lines and teak flooring make it a looker at the dock, and its high freeboard will keep everyone secure -- our test boat's stern drive configuration seated 14. The helm setup left a bit to be desired in the convenience department, with no real stowage or place to throw a cell phone, handheld GPS, or VHF. Stowage overall was lacking for a boat this size, illustrating that it's a boat designed for tender duty or dayboating rather than real cruising.