Don't have any personal knowledge, but my marina neighbor had a 48 that he brought up from Florida every year without complaints. He fishes the canyon coming out from Montauk all summer with no complaints. This summer he moved up to a 50 and got caught out in a squall that blew through with 80 kt. winds and he still seems happy. I will say that 3 to 5' seas are a joke for any decent SF. My boss has a 50 Viking SC, but that's a Princess hull. Dealing with Viking in NJ has always been good, and we've had this in 7' seas and it was fine.