One of the keys to the original Huckins' superior performance was lightness of weight, and at just 48,000 lbs. the Linwood 56 maintains the tradition. (For comparison, a 54 Hatteras convertible weighs 74,000 lbs.; a 57 Bertram, 76,000.) A lighter weight requires less horsepower, and Huckins designers predict 30 knots with a pair of 660 hp diesels under the hood; typically, a yacht of this length demands twin 1,000 hp diesels, minimum. Smaller engines also burn less fuel. As designed, the Linwood 56 carries its engines way aft, under the cockpit, and spins the props through V-drives. But the first Linwood has twin 670 hp Cummins engines driving Hamilton waterjets. Thanks to the increased efficiency of waterjets and the lower drag of a shaft-, strut-, prop- and rudder-free bottom, the folks at Huckins expect the boat to run a little bit faster. This will be the first Huckins coming from the factory with waterjets, but not the first overall: A 1948 Huckins Offshore 64 was recently rebuilt and repowered with twin Detroit Diesels 8-92TAs and KaMeWa FF375 waterjets (original power was triple 6-71 Detroits); in its new incarnation, the boat makes 30 knots, while drawing less than 30 inches. Waterjets will make the Linwood 56 an ideal gunkholer as well as an efficient, economical offshore cruiser.