Powered by a pair of 715 hp Caterpillar C-12 diesels, the Release 43 boasts plenty of spunk, yet she can clip along at a nice economical cruise. She slips up on plane easily with little bow rise, offering up excellent visibility throughout the power range. Her sweet spot lies somewhere around 1,850 to 1,950 rpm, with a cruise of 27.5 to 28.5 knots. At that speed, she burns around 42 gallons an hour. With four of us aboard, and with three-quarters fuel, we saw 36 knots in the corner with a peak fuel burn of 68 gph.