Powered by a pair of 1,700 hp Caterpillar C32s, Cold Motion rushed to a top speed of 41.2 knots in the slack water of the St. Lucie Inlet. In the ocean, however, the performance was more telling. With 12 degrees of transom deadrise, the hull lifts effortlessly as power is applied. At 1,200 rpm the boat slides along easily at 17 knots. At 2,060 rpm, we were at 36.2 knots and burning about 120 gph. Up-sea or down, Cold Motion negotiated the confused ocean with ease. With water breaking just behind the deckhouse windshield at cruising speed and above, the foredeck remained dry for most of the ocean run, with a sharp spray rail at the chine diverting water away from the hull. The boat's high-speed rudder design and the power-assisted hydraulic steering with four turns lock-to-lock delivered quick response.