Cigaretteman - yes the motors were blown.
It is funny how magazines and / or manufacturesrs test boats and come up with numbers that you can never repeat. I assume that before a boat goes to a published test run, the mfg spends countless hours dialing in the boat - playing with props, x dimension etc. Most tests are done with minimal fuel on board and no miscellaneous equipment. I cannot speak about other revolutions, just the speed of my friends. His motors made their advertised horsepower ( as verified by local riggers dyno ) but I am not sure about their torque.
We often ran with a 97, 42 Apache or Commanche with 950's. The two boats were very similiar in speed. Low to mid 80's. It may be possible to have coaxed slightly more speed out of the Revolution by running it trimed all the way out in 3' seas for an extended period. We were always reluctant to do so as something expensive would usually break.
For comparrison sake, last week I rode in a friend's 2000, nonstepped 42 Tiger, 1/4 cabin with Richie Zul 900's. Four good size guys, plenty of beer, 1/2 to 3/4 tank of gas, and the Gaffrig read 94mph in 2' to 3' water. The boat was just puchased, used, for 280K
It sure is nice to have friends with big, expensive and fast boats!!!!!