SHH! Throttle up. At 3500 rpm, the Commodore 3060 runs nearly 32 mph and burns 22 gph. That nets you a nominal range of 191 miles. It responds well to the helm, feels sporty, and is as fast, if not slightly faster, than competing boats, both at cruising speeds and top end. The Mercs turned 4950 rpm at wide open throttle on my digital tachometer, right where they should be at full bore in a lightly loaded boat. There are revs to spare for extra gear, a big crew, and some bottom fouling. Given these facts, I see no reason to spend as much as $11,000 more for a bigger engine package. Either the test power or the equivalent Volvo Penta package (twin 270-hp 5.0 GXi DuoProp stern drives, $131,785) will serve you fine.