One of the ideas first floated was having drop-down electric motors, but Zurn says the concept wasn't feasible, noting that Vendetta is a pretty "technical boat." She is powered with twin 1,300 hp, 12-cylinder MAN diesels matched to Power Vent Surface Drive propellers. "It's a surface drive, but it's tucked into ventilated tunnels, so you get the same economy as a transom-mounted surface drive, but it's protected underneath the hull, half in the water, half out of the water," Zurn says. "The other advantage is not dragging props and shafts through the water, reducing hydrodynamic drag." In the propulsion system's normal state though, Vendetta has a slow idle of 9.5 to 10 knots. That wouldn't work for her owner's needs.