Tropical Storm Beryl just barely passed us by, leaving us with one of the prettiest days I've seen in Beaufort, North Carolina. A day like that warrants some serious offshore fishing, so we headed about 10 miles north of Big Rock, approximately a 60-mile run southeast. After plugging the waypoint into this factory boat's new Raymarine E-Series nav system, I pushed the throttles forward and discovered that even with a pair of Yamaha 250 hp four-strokes, the 305 acts like a bigger boat, taking about five seconds to rise onto plane. The 305 also handled the 3- to 4-foot-high long ocean swells like a bigger boat, offering a truly wonderful ride. I noted that the changes made to this hull also make it a different ride from the 30-foot Bimini center console model.