During our sea trial, I recorded a maximum speed of 40.7 knots. While winds were light and seas calm, Seven's captain Keith Greenberg offered praise for her performance in challenging conditions. This would be in line with the experience I have had with other Robert Ullberg hull forms. Seven has a moderate entry, slightly convex sections and 13 degrees of deadrise at the transom. Shallow propeller pockets lower shaft angle and trim draft a bit. Greenberg typically cruises at 1950 rpm, which during our sea trial yielded 33.8 knots and a fuel burn of 112 gallons per hour. Her pair of 1,825-horsepower Caterpillars provided clean, even acceleration. She exhibited no excessive bow rise and I found the tabs necessary only for athwartships trim. While large boats can be a handful when fighting fish, Seven has plenty of power and her Release Marine single-lever controls incorporate bow-thruster control buttons. Typically these are simply on or off, but Bayliss managed to devise a system that allows proportional control of the 15-horsepower thruster-nice! I also like tournament-style controls as their length makes them less sensitive than the stubby units that are commonly offered with electronic engines.