When it comes to handling, the Mikelson 43 Zeus is nothing if not fun. Crank it hard into a turn at 25 knots and it just peels off like a Blue Angel. Tom Fexas, who owned a 43, knew how to pen a seaworthy hull and, having been aboard a Mikelson 43 in not-so-nice weather during our sea trial, I can attest to its comfort and solid feel in a seaway. It's a slippery hull, too, and the sophisticated MerCruiser Smartcraft read-outs showed that she sips just 25 gallons per hour at about 18 knots, which is only 64-percent engine load. Fast cruise is 3200 rpm and about 27 knots. Yee-haw!