I'm curoius how the Ocean 48 rides with very little deadrise at the transom. If any owners answer I would like to know what HP are you running. I hear so much about how deadrise at the transom makes for a good head sea boat. I hear the Viking about this size has a lot of deadrise at the transom and is a great running boat, until you put the hook out, then she truns into a rock and roller. The reason I'm asking is I'm having a custom one-off express built. Deadrise from the bow , midship and transom is as follows: 63 deg., 18 Deg, 3 Deg. The naval architect expects only a 3 degree bow rise at cruise. Idea is to keep the pointy end of the boat in the water instead of riding Bow up like many express boats do. I was told that the Ocean 48 has a similar displacement and beam along with similar deadrise. Only difference I see is in a lot of the pictures of the 48's I see they are running with more than a 3 degree bow rise. I realise we'll be leaving more of the bow in the water and therefore burn more fuel but the architrect said this is will help in a great deal in a head sea. We're looking to power her with at least 800 Hp. Fuel tank is about 925 Gallons so we can reach the far northeast canyoun and stay for a couple of days. Can anyone give me any honest opinions on how their 48 Super Sport rides?