Amazingly, the bow hardly rises at all when you put the throttles forward. In fact, time to plane hardly even applies. Unlike most other boats where you push the throttles all the way forward to get on plane, then pull them back, with the 390, you simply put them forward to cruising rpm, and the boat rises onto plane and runs. Then, once running, acceleration from cruising speed is instantaneous. Push the throttles forward at 35 mph, and you can waltz your passengers all the way to the transom if they aren't holding on.