Once up and running, I pulled the throttles back to where I felt comfortable with the ride, as I scanned the GPS and gauges; we were turning 2,800 rpm and clipping along comfortably at 28 knots while burning only 28 gallons per hour. With its 550 gallons of fuel, you could easily get a 500-mile range at that speed.
Steering was responsive at high speeds, but not so overly responsive that you might throw someone off in a quick turn. There was also no propeller blowout on a turn at any speed. I ran the boat in a few different directions to see how she handled the waves, and in all directions she felt very stable. Even though it wasn't a rough day, the boat seemed to be very dry and comfortable. I did hit a few wakes, including our own, and she handled them well and kept us dry.