is the fastest twenty footer that HydroStream made? The Vegas?
Vulture? Voyager? No, no, and no! The Venus, introduced
in 1979, with stock power is
extremely fast and it's all because of aerodynamics. Back when they
came out with this model and tested it, ribbons were placed around the
boat (deck, sides, motor, etc.) to check the airflow and vacuum points
while underway. The ribbons on this hull just laid flat because of
the excellent aerodynamics. In addition, with the enclosed cuddy the
remaining cockpit area is actually quite small.
Baker Sr successfully campaigned a very fast red (called the "Blood
Vessel") Venus V-bottom back in the early '80's on the racing
Check out Chris
Thomas's Venus XT in the Video section as it
screams to 96.5 MPH on the GPS with a stock 225 ProMax.