Under sail, the motion is predictable and comfortable, and the wide deck offers excellent footing with many flat surfaces. The practical and well-protected cockpit commands a clear view in all directions. The helm is responsive, but directional stability with the wind aft of the beam isn't great. Overall, the boat is stiff and fast; it points high, and it cuts through chop easily. Aboard our 1982 Morgan 383, Serenity, in 30-knot winds and 5-foot seas on Chesapeake Bay, we've surfed at 9.6 knots. Serenity has a Perkins 4-108 and, under power, typically registers 6.2 knots at 1,600 rpm while consuming half a gallon of fuel per hour.