In light air, the engine, a 100-horsepower turbochar-ged Yanmar, will be the ticket. And with 300 gallons of fuel at your disposal, you'll have sufficient range for motoring. Under power, the boat cruised at 7.6 knots at 3,000 rpm and responded well to the helm. Backing does introduce some prop walk, but not as much as I expected with the long keel. For those who frequently lie dockside, the optional bow thruster is worth considering. The boat registered relatively high engine noise in the aft cabin during our Boat of the Year tests, but Island Packet has since fixed that by adding insulation, reducing vibration, and installing a sound barrier beneath the cabin sole. Engine noise was within the normal range during my sail.