Well how does it handle in rough seas you ask? Well I had mine out in the Straight of Georgia when I probably should not have. She handled it well even though we were tossed all about. The kids were in the front berth laying down and being thrown up to the ceiling, they enjoyed it more than the adults did.
I have the 5.7 v-8's 260 hps and they do like the gas but have never really checked the usage. Next trip out I will and will let you know.
I bought the boat new in 2001, it was a 2000 model special order that fell through. Feel free to ask questions.
It is a great boat, great size and handles like a dream.... except where it should not be