We ran the boat on a blustery day in 3-foot seas on Lake Michigan. The builder says it connects Volvo Penta’s 435 hp engines via a jack shaft to IPS pod drives to lessen vibration and to give the Q44 excellent maneuverability. It works. Our test boat hit a top end of 33 knots at 3,600 rpm. Joystick steering makes it a fun ride, even in tight turns. A Volvo Penta Glass Cockpit is paired with a Garmin electronics suite, making the helm intuitive to manage. If you prefer a conventional engine setup, Tiara offers twin Cummins QSB550 diesels, also with Garmin electronics and joystick docking system.