The boat is so well designed for fun at anchor that it’s easy to neglect mentioning how well it rides. We took this boat outside the inlet and it handled the mild swell and any chop with ease. The twin 300 hp MerCruiser sterndrives had no trouble propelling this boat to a top speed over 47 mph, while proving secure and predictable during turns at speed (30 mph). A hand-stitched brow protects the digital helm from glare, so I had no problem reading the tachs and speedo or the standard 9-inch Raymarine display. I should note, with the optional Dynamic Running Surface system, which is essentially an automated trim tab component, I didn’t have to fiddle with trim to find the boat’s sweet spot. Our test model also featured the Axius joystick system, which allows the sterndrives to rotate independently of one another, and which made squeezing this boat side-to into a tight space at the dock a stress-free endeavor.