Boat owners are typically quite in tune with their boat and what is ‘normal’. While underway, you can look, listen, and feel how things are running. Back in port, any new information gathered will be important as you give time and attention to the everyday and routine aspects of maintenance.
Simply put, the best low-maintenance speed boat is one that will be used. Further, it must be said that part of that use includes the care and maintenance required of the boat one has.