Formula boats usually delight owners, and this 270 BR should do likewise. As a beautiful lake toy, sandbar party boat, evening cruiser and restaurant hopper, having this boat at your dock tells others you’ve made it—and with good taste to boot. The new Ilmor One Drive engine/dual-prop drive package puts icing on this rich dessert. Spinning its contra-rotating props at 6,000 rpm, we flashed a steady 50.8 mph on our GPS and radar gun. While we bet that no one will be counting gallons, best cruise is at 28 mph and 3,500 rpm, where we -recorded 2.7 mpg. With the 101-gallon tank, that’s a tidy 244-mile range leaving 10 percent in reserve.