Quick comparison. I have a 1854 GT GE and so does my buddy. The bottom of my boat is not pretty, so take that into consideration. Last year I had a stock 35 and could run 25 by myself in deep water. add a buddy and hunting load, 18-20. Add one more, down around 15. My buddy had a 45 mag on his and for some reason top speed wasn't much more than what I got with one (27-28), but he could hold that with 3-4 people. This year I replaced my 35 with a 7000 and in deep water with 2 and dogs, I can run 35.