26 Sonic won't see 80 without SERIOUS power.
27 Fountain will if you can find 575hp.
If you are on nice friendly water, like a river or lake... you may be best with a step boat.
Want to run the real water????
I'm not trying to be a " "... but go Pantera. I've driven a lot of boats, and NONE, NONE took the water like the 28. So I bought one.
I constantly smoke guys with bigger boats that think they can get away from me...
I've been beaten by a little cat on the inside ICW, and by a 42 Tiger out in the ocean. NOTHING ELSE! Want a list? I'll get it started.
Boats I've smoked recently:
27 Warlock (V)
Sheriffs 34 open with 4 OBs
Please don't think I'm an A-Hole. I was shoping, and I did shop. I had to buy at les than $80k. My '99 Pantera 28 Twin was the answer. If there was a better 28-30' boat.. I'd have bought it.