At idle speed, there's no discernable difference between the Crealock- and the Codega-designed hulls. At a 30-knot cruising speed, the new Cabo 35 proved very agile, while drifting caused the boat to roll comfortably with no violent snap or awkward motion. Taking a head sea, the new design carved through it more softly and with less resistance. With a much finer entry, dropping the bow with the trim tabs really smoothed out a chop better than before. In following seas, the older models also slowed down a bit when confronting the back of the next wave. The Codega model suffers less from this performance aspect. Perhaps the greatest difference between the two designs is the way the new 35 sits higher in the water. Fighting a fish, I felt the new hull actually spins better than the old one.
Back in calm water, I eked out a 33.1-knot top end at 2,900 rpm with twin Cat 3208 TAs, each producing 375 hp. But perhaps more important than top speed (and there are many things more important), at a 7-knot trolling speed, the Cabo 35 hull has one of the cleanest wakes I've ever seen.