Our first boat bought in the 80's was a 83 Baja 184SS. It came with a V6 & thru hull exhaust under the water line did 66mph, replaced with 350, osco exhaust with stainless tips above water, 75mph. Maybe a inch or so of boat in the water, but very stable. Very fast in its day.
Next, 24 Switzer, nice ride, lots of work to see the 75mph.
Finally, 1998 26 Sonic, custom ordered from the factory, unbelievable ride, still working on getting a consistent 75mph on gps.
Should be there this summer, plus some!!
Oh yeah, almost forgot the occupation part;