As demand for faster boats increased over the years, Whiticar reduced keel depth. Picasso has no keel, and thus no unwanted hydrodynamics, as evidenced by our sea trial. Picasso performs well, powered by a pair of 1,150 hp Detroit Diesel/MTU 12V 183s with 1.75:1 ZF gears and 30-by-38 four-blade propellers. This is a straightforward, proven propulsion package and a perfect choice for this yacht. Her hull is easily driven and remains on plane at less than 15 knots. From a dead stop, she reached full speed in 15 seconds without clouds of black smoke. Seas were light, and spray broke cleanly from her chine, indicating a dry ride in a seaway. She was stable at rest and maneuvered easily. Her electronically controlled trolling valves let her loiter at less than a knot and cut out automatically when the throttles are slammed in the heat of battle.