Ya Cory builds a great boat. He is also building the donelles now. The problem I found was they are not cheaper than a maine built anymore so my conclusion is may as well build here and get the high quality, no international issues, much easier to go visit. I guess I assumed your talking about a new build.
we run a 2000 45 guimond with 1000 hp Man in it. Boat rides great in everything but a strong head sea. We cruise around 18.5 buring about 25-30 gal per hour. Once you get where you are going boat sits down like a duck very very stable on the drift. Cory is a good guy and the boat is solid.