A friend is looking at a 35' Marlago with twin 300 Yamahas. I've seen these boats on the water in South Florida for years, but I'm not intimately familiar with them. I know the hull was originally copied from the 39' Cigarette and shortened to make a 35-footer. I believe Marlin (in Miami) made the first splash, then Marlago popped a copy off that hull. That same hull was used on the Palmetto, Dakota and later Sonic. For all practical purposes, it's the same hull as the 33' Powerplay; a 50 degree entry, 24 degree deadrise with 4 lifting strakes, but with a modified v-pad. For these reasons, the Marlin should ride exceptionally well, but because it's a light boat at 6,000 lbs., it might pound a bit in certain conditions. I know Jefferson vacuum bagged Nidacore in the construction of the hull sides, stringers and bulkheads, but I'm not sure if the running surface is solid glass or cored? If the hull is cored, it's a deal breaker. Do any of YF's captains or owners have first hand experience with these boats? A sea trial is scheduled for Thursday and I'm planning to tag along.