Of course, the "big" nature of the Willis 65 has a tradeoff, and in this case it's speed. With nearly 20 feet of beam and 95,000 pounds of displacement when loaded, the boat puts a big hole in the water. Still, with her twin 1,350-hp Cat 3412s, the Willis offers a respectable cruise of 30 knots at 2,000 rpm, burning 105 gallons per hour. Her top end is 35 knots at 2,300 rpm.
"We didn't design this boat as a rocket ship," Willis says. "We designed this boat to be totally comfortable, to be a great sea boat, to take you to the fish wherever they are, and to catch them once you get there."