Practical and surprising.
I misunderestimated how much the tide had come up one day and took a shortcut that crosses some very shallow water. Ran my 11 Whaler w/25 hp Merc hard aground, at least as hard as you can in the sand/muck that makes up the creek bottom. Stopped the boat.
That ugly little thing went around me and I could see where the two hulls stirred up the bottom but the engine did not! It passed right next to me without touching bottom. I was in the deepest water available.
Look at how the engine is mounted. The prop shaft is about even with the bottoms of the hulls. Usually, the cavitation plate must be at least a little below the hull on a planing boat. That engine rides in the convergence of the wakes when on plane, with the prop shaft near the surface of the surrounding water but well inside the wake. That's usually only possible for race boats with surface-piercing props that don't do much of anything good at normal boating speeds.
That looks like a fantastic flats rig. and i admire the size of the cooler.