I have always wondered about the re-appearance of Plumb (vertical) Bows in Small Yacht Design after they were abandoned years ago. Is it just a designer trend, to be different, or does it have a functional benefit? I really wonder how all these new 30 - 60 Coupe/Expresses do in any seaway as you typically only see promo videos in underway smooth water. Happened to catch some video at Haulover Inlet in Miami (just google it) and confirmed what I expected - the modern Plumb Bow Express/Planning boat was extremely wet with water gushing all over the place. Wipers working furiously to get any view forward. Streams of green water cascading over the hardtop into the cockpit. Why would anyone commit to this design knowing their poor head sea capabilities and if they do not have a smartly designed cut-away forefoot, an equally bad tendency to trip or broach in steep following seas? Just to look different? Dockside queens?