I firmly believe the old saying, "You don't need a big boat, you need a friend with a big boat". I have several off shore fishing buddies. One has a 30' Contender that will hit 45-50 on flat water. This trip was on my other buddy's Cat with twin 140's, a bit slow, tops out at about 23-24 knots. We ran 68 miles off shore from Chincoteague Va. We had 3 guys on the boat, 7 lines out, and about a half hour after dropping the first one, five Yellowfin Tuna hit at the same time. Tangled 4 lines bad, and it took a while to get the fish in one at a time. We boated 3 of the five, Joe.