The Mag asked each manufacturer to provide an "entry level" boat in the 30-32 foot class. Each manufacturer provided what they interpretted that as.....except two, Cig & Fountain. The Cig w/575's was all they had built on hand & Fountain.... well that's the best it get's for a Fountain 32 (small blocks !! Go figure!!).
Actually, the article did not say that Sonic was the best boat.... just that it was the best OVERALL as provided !! and considering the prices as provided put the Sonic on top when all options available included ran the Sonic to $157K. Less than all but the fountain with small blocks. It was second lowest in price and second in performance (below the Cig w/575's). It was pointed out that the Formula did win in the Luxury & appointments category but was third in performance (below Sonic).
This really makes me happy as I own both Sonic & Formula's as tested!