Outfitted with a 250 hp Suzuki SS outboard and optional third tube, SunChaser’s Classic 8524 CrS may have cruise (CrS) in its name, but speed is definitely in its soul. Its center 25-inch tube features performance strakes on both sides to complement the interior strakes on each similarly sized outer tube. Jamming the throttle forward, we noted a planing time of 2.5 seconds, passed 30 mph in a quick 5.7, and recorded a top speed of 46.5 mph. These are numbers many fiberglass V-hulls fail to achieve. The optional SeaStar hydraulic steering offered good control when cranking the wheel over. That combination of power and handling makes the boat fun outright, but also a good candidate for skiing, wakeboarding and tubing. To that end an optional stainless-steel ski tow arch that raises the tow line over the outboard makes sense, as does our test boat’s optional vinyl floor and aft “sea weave” platform covering. Unlike carpet, these won’t get soggy, and will arguably look better over long-term use.