Our triple 300 hp Mercury Verados cruised ably at 57.4 mph (5,400 rpm), burning 57 gph. The next morning, in the calm of the Pamlico River behind the Fountain factory, I topped out the 38 at 73 mph (with a light load and just me aboard), turning 6,150 rpm and burning about 90 gph. Triple 350s move that benchmark up to the low 80 mph area. Quads would be scary fast! Check my Better Boating column on page 30 to see a picture of how well this boat turns!