On the water the machine feels solid, wide and utterly predictable. The 15X is longer, wider and heavier than the previous Honda F-12, a combination that gives it a stable presence both underway and at rest, and makes it a good choice for the family cruiser. The 1470cc, turbocharged engine below, however, is ready to run with the big boys. Sixty-five mph has become the de facto standard for the market's flagships, and despite a 197 hp rating, the 15X achieves its goal. More importantly, it avoids the dreaded turbo lag that plagued previous Honda models. Honda has placed both the turbocharger and intercooler closer to the throttle body, and boost pressure now kicks in as low as 2,500 rpm. Combined with an intake grate that more effectively loads the top of the pump and a reduced diameter of the jet nozzle, the result is the nearly instantaneous throttle response enthusiasts demand.