Audacity, at least we agree on that aspect of it. If I had the choice of taking a 2 hr. pleasure cruise on a Cig, or a new style boat, I would definetly take the Cig.
As far as beating the Cig in rough water? I donno about that? That I would have to see to believe. Although, you're talking about two different boats.
I think if the Cig had the same top speed as your AT and both were good drivers I think the Cig would win. Were not talking 3 footers. We're talkin 4-6ers. The more time you spend in the water the faster you run.
Older boats ran "thru" the water, new boats run on top of it. Thats why they were so good in the real snotty stuff. Then again, I never ran in an AT so I don't know how they run in rough water.
I was actually looking at one that had twin 600's Staggered. The boat looked pretty neat. I have to put it on my list of things to do.