A byproduct of Cleary's flat-bottom approach is speed and efficiency. The boat gets up on plane at 950 rpm and at those turns runs 14 knots. With her 1,400-gallon fuel capacity, that's a range of about 1,200 miles. Her top speed at 2,300 rpm is right at 40 knots (136 gph), and her cruise at 1,950 rpm is 35 knots (93 gph). Cleary hopes to add 3 or 4 knots at all speed ranges once he re-props (from 31- to 35-inch wheels) and re-shafts (from 1.5:1 to 2:1 reduction) the boat.
Inside, the Rapscallion features a rich look, thanks to lots of raised paneling and figured cherry. The three-stateroom/three-head layout includes a standard arrangement of owner's and guest suites amidships and crew bunks forward. The dinette, however, was eliminated in lieu of extra refrigeration and freezing capacity in the galley.