The cat design made this one of the only boats we felt comfortable taking across our wind-whipped test lake. It makes sense that Splendor's deck boats are popular in the Gulf Coast region, where rough water is the norm. Don't be confused by the catamaran designation. Whereas the big offshore versions make large arcing turns, the Sunstar turns as tightly as a sport boat. We reached a modest top speed in the mid-40s, but the boat (rigged with a 225 hp Yamaha) scores points for its quickness to plane and time to 30 mph.