The single-lever controls hit the pins, and my eyes widened as I watched our Viking yacht's speed climb in quantum-leap fashion: 20 knots, 30 knots and an average top hop of 42.2 knots. She impressed me with that last speed while her motors ran at 2,300 rpm, which is the precise top-end rating for these diesels, indicating a near-perfect combination of power, running gear and design. At this speed, her big Cats gulped about 190 gallons of diesel per hour. The 62’s comfortable cruise speed averaged 36.9 knots with the Cats spinning at 2,000 rpm and consuming 156 gph. Suffice it to say, if you’re a hard-core tournament angler, many boats will be left wallowing in your wake when the Bimini start gun goes off.