These are great pangas. All you would need to do is refit the transom and mount a 140-150hp outboard to it. That is loads of power for a 26' panga and anything more would be overkill. It should cruise at around 30 mph and get 4-5 mpg if propped correctly. Panga hulls are designed for efficiency. I'd buy this myself but I already have a 26' Imemsa Panga I'm working on.