With 1,200 horsepower, the 41 stepped on plane like a runabout and accelerated without losing the horizon. Power steering is mandatory with this much thrust, and it’s standard with Helm Master. I could swing the helm with one finger, and the steady control of the digital throttle and shift was a pleasure. So too was the top speed (57 mph at 6,000 rpm) and steady, economical cruise speed. At 3,500 rpm and 31.1 mph, we achieved 0.88 mpg.