Whoa...this thread is cookin'! Lots of pro's and con's, good points and bad. BUT, just a little thought here. The man (Don Aronow) who actually made the offshore powerboat popular and is/was considered the KING, built his incredible reputation on splashing...didn't he? He would make his company popular, sell it, then splash to start another...correct? That is how the industry was built and grew to what it is today...correct? Formula, Donzi, Magnum, Squadron XII, Cigarette, USA, etc. Does everyone here know where these designs ACTUALLY came from? Who ACTUALLY designed the "now popular" 24 degree vee? Just food for thought!