We conducted our sea trial on the St. Lucie River in calm conditions. Our test boat's pair of 540-hp Cummins made her faster than both of her older sisters, which is the trend in the convertible market. However, she is not a racehorse compared to some competitors and other boats in Riviera's line. I recorded a top speed of 31.4 knots and a respectable 28.1 knots at 2400 rpm. With fewer turns and owner's gear aboard, I anticipate a comfortable cruise of 25 knots, placing you within three hours of the Bahamas from South Florida, given good conditions.