I've been a long time lurker here, and searching the site I've found these are respectable little boats for their size. Reading here was actually my main reason for buying one. I'm buying the bare hull this week, and will install a console and seating. I already have the 5'' gps sonar combo, fusion stereo, seating, etc for it.. It's rated for up to 40hp with remote steering. I currently have a 2012 25hp etec sitting in the box in my shop, but am wondering if that will be strong enough for this boat with my wife, 2 kids, and myself in the boat. We will use it to just cruise when it's only us. We like cruising at least 25 mph in the intracoastal where we stay most all the time. We also have a 26 cat for when there's more of us. A friend of mine and I will use it for fishing in the gulf when conditions are good enough. He's 250 pounds and I'm 225 pounds. After running a couple smaller boats in the past months, I have a whole new respect for smaller boats. You get a lot of enjoyment with a fraction of the fuel costs. Anyway, if anyone has information on what speed these will run with different hp, please let me know. My 25 etec is 177 pounds, the 40hp etec is 240 pounds. I don't mind spending the extra money if it's worth it. All advice is very appreciated.