When pulling away from the dock, Sapelo’s 14-inch bow thruster helps make her extremely maneuverable in even the tightest situations. By the time the engines turned 1,100 rpm, the boat was completely on plane as she glided across the water. When she reached her cruising speed of 30 knots at 1,600 rpm, she burned only 100 gallons per hour. And with a 3,500-gallon fuel capacity, that gives her over 30 hours of cruising and a range of almost 1,000 nautical miles. The owner is extremely happy with her efficiency and range. Even with an overall length of 86 feet, at cruise speed she leans into her turns and is nimble and responsive to any steerage.