Our day fishing offshore gave me the opportunity to see how Waterman performed where she’s meant to be: offshore, and she’s a champ. The hull rode nicely in a variety of sea conditions, with the angle of attack automatically controlled by the ingenious Humphree Interceptor trim tab system. Instead of using planing surfaces like conventional tabs, these units employ blades that are deployed vertically, creating lift. The system incorporates a gyro and computer that automatically adjusts the running angle of the hull and maintains an even keel to preset parameters, or they can be manually adjusted from the helm. They also retract automatically when the boat stops or is put into reverse. Combined with the Seakeeper, the boat was a joy throughout the day. She’s fast, boasting an impressive 40-knot top-end, and the big MAN engines are extremely quiet and economical, burning a miserly 70 gph at 26.5 knots and 107 gph at a fast 33-knot cruise. In talking with Scarborough during the day, it was obvious he was proud of the boat’s performance and seakeeping abilities. I didn’t have to ask Standing his opinion — it was written all over his face while he was running her. The 63 Scarborough Waterman performs every bit as well as she looks, and she is definitely a looker.