Even larger waves offshore that came from passing ships and other yachts had virtually no effect. With the bow trimmed down just a tad, the razor-edge forefoot of the bow carved through the head seas effortlessly. Fishing Sailfish Alley off Palm Beach can be pretty tiring in a beam sea. The 50 proved stable while drifting on all points to the sea, and the quiet at idle speeds added to the stress relief of fishing on a beautiful day. Down-sea, this Davis tracks like an arrow without swerving, despite the sharp bow. Additionally, as you'd no doubt expect, the exaggerated bow flare keeps the spray in the ocean where it belongs.