How are you guys measuring weight? I have a SAN with 310 hp and I don't think it can handle 3,000 lbs + people. If it can, I don't think the wake would clean below 30 mph. I run an honest 1600 lbs (400 lbs in stock ballast tanks + twenty-four 50 lb lead plates). I ride in shallow salt water, which lessens the wake, and it is still pretty darn big with just a couple people in the boat. I hear the VLX needs a ton of weight, and that SAN's really don't. But seriously, other than the VLX, what boats need, or even run well, with 2000 lbs plus. I kinda think we're experiencing some weight inflation here.