Cruising between fishing spots, Capt. Terry Day from Louisiana ran Marlena at 32.5 knots, burning 92 gph at 2,060 rpm. At day's end, the ride back proved exceptional - we were flying along at 33 knots. In calm water, a hard-over turn at 30 knots scribed a fairly wide arc. Dropped back to 25, the turn sharpened. Marlena backed down at 6 ½ knots in perfect control. When fighting a fish, the boat spins nicely when the rudders are used in conjunction with the gears, and as soon as you engage the bow thruster, the spin rate increases by about a third. For a 95-footer, I have to say this boat pivots pretty darn well.