The helm station, forward, made me feel as though I were piloting a sport cruiser, albeit a large one. I ran the 80 from the lower helm station, and the sound levels-66 decibels at cruise-were among the lowest I have tested. At sea, the 80 had a solid and responsive attitude; nothing seemed to faze her. Whether she was idling around the docks, going for long runs at 1200 rpm and 13.2 knots, or hitting a fast cruise of 21 knots at 1800 rpm, this Naiad-stabilized yacht behaved well-the only spray was created by the rotors of the helicopter used for our photo shoot. Our test ride proved displacement and speed could commingle.