Drifting in the big troughs was majestic rather than uncomfortable thanks to a very short roll moment and gentle transitions. As far as pure performance goes, make no mistake: This is a very quick boat. Running in the troughs, I managed a top speed of 41.3 knots, and I sensed that the boat had a tad more to offer. But at the other end of the spectrum, you need to really pay attention when running at harbor speeds - you can throw an impressive wake unless you take one engine out of gear. Hatteras installs bow thruster tubes in each hull whether you opt for a thruster or not. This particular hull did not, and at 54 feet, I didn't really miss it.