On Board 2008 Yacht Reviews

On Board 2008

Ferretti 510 Readings taken off the South Coast of France with 60 percent fuel, 50 percent water and 9 people on board. Waves 3 feet high and wind from the SW at 13 knots. Speed readings taken with GPS in water depths exceeding 60 feet.
TEST POWER: 2 x 800 hp MAN diesels.
RPM KNOTS dB-A
600 6.6 63
900 9.5 64
1200 11.6 67
1500 16.0 67
1800 21.2 71
2100 27.5 74
2300 31.3 78

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Fairline Targa 64 Test Conditions: Readings taken at the helm off Monaco with sunroof closed, 5/8 fuel, 5/8 water, 7 people on board. Confused seas, 3 feet; wind west at 12 knots in water depths exceeding 60 feet. Speed measured by GPS.
TEST POWER: 2 x 1,100 hp MAN diesels.
RPM KNOTS dB-A
600 7.9 60
900 10.8 66
1200 13.8 67
1500 19.6 72
1800 25.4 78
2100 30.7 81
2362 35.0 86

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Astandoa 43 Test Conditions: Readings taken in Long Island Sound off Westbrook, Conn., in light wind and flat water, with light cruising stores, half fuel, third water and two adults aboard.
TEST POWER: 2x 435hp Volvo Penta IPS-600.
RPM KNOTS dB-A
900 4.9 62
1200 6.45 64
1500 8.0 64
1800 9.15 66
2100 9.8 70
2400 13.4 71
2700 17.8 71

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Sport Riva 56 Test Conditions: Reading taken off Monaco in winds from the west at 12 knots, waves 3 feet with residual swell, 1/4 fuel, 1/4 water and 5 people on board. Speed readings by GPS in water depths exceeding 60 feet.
TEST POWER: 2 x 900 hp MAN 8V CRM diesels.
RPM KNOTS dB-A
600 6.5 71
900 9.2 72
1200 11.5 75
1500 15.8 77
1800 21.7 78
2100 29.0 84
2267 31.9 84

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Marquis 40SC Test Conditions: Readings taken of the South Coast of France with waves of 3 feet and wind blowing from the SW at 14 knots. Full fuel and full water with 5 people on board.
TEST POWER: 2 x 435-hp Volvo Penta D6 diesels.
RPM KNOTS dB-A
600 4.0 68
1000 6.2 71
1500 8.6 73
2000 10.1 75
2500 19.4 79
3000 26.0 79
3500 32.2 78
3600 32.6 80

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Symbol 59 Classic Test Power: 2 x 800 hp Cat C-15 diesels.

On Board 2008

Apreamare Maestro 51 Test Conditions: Readings taken off the South Coast of France in winds of 15 knots from the SW producing waves of 3 feet. 5/8 fuel. 1/3 water. 5 people on board. Speed Readings by GPS in water depths exceeding 60 ft.
TEST POWER: 2 x 730 hp MAN diesels.
RPM KNOTS dB-A
600 6.1 65
900 8.5 73
1200 9.6 77
1500 12.8 79
1800 19.4 79
2100 25.3 83
2290 29.2 84

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Mochi Craft 54 Test Conditions: Readings taken off La Spezia in 4-foot swells with winds from the SW at 10 knots, 8 people on board, 40% fuel capacity and full water. Speed reading by GPS in water depths exceeding 60 feet.
TEST POWER: 2 x 800-hp MAN diesels.
RPM KNOTS dB-A
600 6.4 63
900 9.5 65
1200 12.2 69
1500 17.4 71
1800 23.3 74
2100 28.7 80
2290 31.9 81

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Bertram 410 Test Conditions: Speeds were measured by GPS in Biscayne Bay in 14 knots of wind and one-foot seas, with 1/3 fuel and 1/2 water. Fuel was measured with onboard gauges.
TEST POWER: 2 x 600-hp Cummins QSC diesels.
RPM KNOTS dB-A
600 5.1 74
900 7.2 78
1200 8.5 82
1500 9.2 82
1800 9.9 85
2100 17.2 86
2400 22.8 88
2700 26.8 89
3000 30.7 89

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Benetti 80 Test Conditions: Speeds were collected by GPS off Monaco in an open sea with calm conditions, with 3/4 fuel, full water, and 20 persons aboard. Outside air temperature was 70 degrees, with no wind. Water was over 500 feet deep.
TEST POWER: 2 x 600-hp Cummins QSC diesels.
RPM KNOTS
900 8.6
1200 9.4
1500 10.9
1800 12.2
2100 13.2
2300 13.8

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Hampton 580 Test Conditions: Speeds were measured by GPS off Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., in smooth water and no wind, with 3/4 fuel, 1/2 water, and two people aboard.
TEST POWER: 2 x 715 hp Cummins QSM-11 diesels.
RPM KNOTS GPH dB-A
1000 8.5 3.1 62
1400 10.1 7.5 64
1800 12.1 15.4 66
2200 16.1 27.5 68
2400 18.8 33.9 70

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Riviera 41 Test Conditions: Speeds measured by GPS on the St. Lucie River, Stuart, Florida, in 5 kts breeze, light chop and 7 feet of water, with two adults aboard, half-tower, riggers, half fuel and half water. Sound levels measured on the bridge and in the saloon.
TEST POWER: 2x 540 hp Cummins.
RPM KNOTS dB-A Saloon
650 5.6 68 58
900 7.4 72 61
1200 8.7 78 68
1500 9.3 79 69
1800 17.2 82 71
2100 22.8 86 73
2400 28.1 87 77
2600 28.1 88 79

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Ovation 52 Test Conditions: Speeds measured by GPS in Miami's Government Cut with three adults aboard, three-quarters fuel and half water. Fuel consumption measured by the Volvo Penta electronic engine management system. Sound levels measured at the helm in dB(A).
TEST POWER: 2x 540 hp Cummins.
RPM KNOTS GPH dB-A
900 6.8 2.1 65
1200 8.2 3.0 68
1500 9.6 6.9 69
1800 10.8 10.8 71
2100 11.9 19.5 73
2400 13.3 27.6 76
2700 17.9 37.2 77
3000 21.5 47.7 77
3300 26.3 55.2 78
3550 28.7 66.3 79

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Soluna 46 Test Power: 2 x 440-hp Yanmar diesels.

On Board 2008

EdgeWater 388 Test Conditions: Speeds were measured with GPS offshore of Stuart, Florida, in one-foot seas, winds SE at 10 knots, 3/4 load of fuel, two adults, and hardtop. Air temperature was 75 degrees and the water was 30 feet deep. Sound readings were taken at the helm in dB(A).
TEST POWER: 2 x 350-hp Yamaha 4-stroke(s).
RPM KNOTS GPH dB-A
500 3.4 1.6 60
1000 5.7 3.1 68
1500 7.7 5.0 68
2000 9.4 9.4 76
2500 12.8 13.7 84
3000 15.8 18.7 84
3500 21.0 23.5 85
4000 28.7 28.2 88
4500 33.2 40.1 90
5000 38.7 53.0 90
5700 46.1 60.0 91

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Riviera 58 Test Conditions: Sea trials were conducted in 7 feet of water on the St. Lucie River in Stuart, Florida, in calm seas and no wind. Speeds were measured in knots with GPS (averaged in two directions) with a half load of fuel, a full load of water and three people aboard. Fuel consumption was recorded from the engine electronics.
TEST POWER: 2 x 1,572-hp Caterpillar diesels.
RPM KNOTS GPH dB-A
500 7.0 3.8 62
900 8.8 17.2 66
1200 12.1 43.0 73
1500 20.8 78.0 76
1800 28.0 84.0 77
2100 33.5 136 78
2360 37.9 155 80

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Albury 27 Test Conditions: Sea trials were conducted in 7 feet of water on the ICW in Jupiter, Florida, in seas less than 1 foot and winds from the NW at 15 knots. Speeds were measured in knots with GPS (averaged in two directions) with a full load of fuel, a full load of water, and two people aboard. Sound levels were recorded at the helm in dB(A).
TEST POWER: 2 x 250-hp Suzuki four-stroke outboards.
RPM KNOTS dB-A
600 3.5 62
1000 4.9 66
1500 7.0 70
2000 8.0 76
2500 11.1 81
3000 17.5 84
3500 23.5 86
4000 29.3 87
4500 33.2 89
5000 37.8 92
5500 41.6 94
6100 44.3 98

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Viking Sport Cruisers V58 Test Conditions: Sea trials were conducted in 7 feet of water on the St. Lucie River in Stuart, Florida, in calm seas and no wind. Speeds were measured in knots with GPS (averaged in two directions) with a half load of fuel, a full load of water and three people aboard. Fuel consumption was recorded from the engine electronics.
TEST POWER: 2 x 1,100-hp MAN diesels.
RPM KNOTS GPH dB-A
700 7.3 3.6 68
900 9.4 10.0 71
1200 14.2 24.8 76
1500 21.4 39.0 79
1800 28.4 56.0 84
2100 34.6 81.2 84
2300 38.0 160.0 87

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Meridian 441 Test Conditions: Speeds were measured by GPS off Stuart, Florida, in smooth seas and light winds, with full fuel, full water, and four people aboard. Sound readings were taken at the helm and recorded in dBA.
TEST POWER: 2 x 425-hp Cummins diesels.
RPM KNOTS GPH dB-A
1000 5.7 3.0 66
1500 7.9 7.6 69
2000 8.8 19.8 76
2250 15.7 25.4 77
2500 18.2 27.6 75
2750 21.5 32.4 76
3000 26.4 39.8 78

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Viking 50 Test Conditions: Sea trials were conducted in 10 feet of water on the ICW in Riviera Beach, Florida, in a light chop and winds from the SE at 20 knots. Speeds were measured in knots with GPS with a full load of fuel, a half load of water, five people aboard, and a full tower. Fuel consumption was recorded from the engine electronics.
TEST POWER: 2 x 1,360-hp MAN diesels.
RPM KNOTS GPH dB-A
600 7.4 4.0 76
900 9.3 16.0 81
1200 15.1 36.0 83
1500 22.5 55.0 88
1800 30.8 75.0 89
2100 35.6 100.0 89
2375 40.3 130.0 91

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Altima 61 Test Conditions: Speeds measured by GPS off Ft. Lauderdale in 3 to 4 foot seas with light winds, a half load of fuel, a full load of water, and three adults aboard. Sound levels measured at the helm in dB(A).
TEST POWER: 2 x 800-hp Caterpillar C15 diesels.
RPM KNOTS dB-A
1000 8.6 66
1500 12.1 68
2000 16.5 70
2330 20.8 70

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Sabre 42 Test Conditions: Speeds measured by GPS in Lake Michigan with 7 adults aboard, full fuel, full water in 5-8 knot winds. Speeds measured by GPS in Casco Bay off Portland, Maine, with 2 adults aboard, 5∕8 fuel, full water in light winds. For both tests, fuel flow measured by engine electronics.
TEST POWER: 2 x 425-hp Cummins MerCruiser Diesel QSB5.9M matched to Zeus 3500, a $49,500 option.
RPM KNOTS GPH dB-A
600 5.1 1.6 68.5
900 7.1 3.3 73.5
1200 8.7 5.6 79.0
1500 9.9 10.3 80.5
1800 11.4 17.4 84.0
2100 18.9 22.8 82.5
2400 23.5 26.3 83.0
2700 28.5 32.4 82.0
3000 33.9 43.0 83.5
3050 34.2 44.0 84.5

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Riviera 48 Test Conditions: Sea trials were conducted in 7 feet of water on the St. Lucie River, off Stuart, Florida, in a light chop with winds from the south at 10 knots. Speeds were measured in knots with GPS (averaged in two directions) with a half load of fuel, a half load of water, a full tower, and four people on board. Fuel consumption was recorded from the Cat electronic monitoring system and sound levels were recorded in dB(A) at the helm.
TEST POWER: 2 x 1,015-hp Caterpillar C18 diesels.
RPM KNOTS GPH dB-A
700 7.8 5.8 70
900 8.9 15.8 79
1200 14.8 24.4 82
1500 22.2 40.0 86
1800 29.0 59.0 88
2100 33.8 79.8 89
2350 37.4 104.0 91

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Stephens 90

On Board 2008

McKinna 62 Test Conditions: Speeds were measured by GPS off Ft. Lauderdale, in 2-foot seas and light winds, with 50 percent fuel, 25 percent water, and three people aboard.
TEST POWER: 2 x 1,015-hp Caterpillar C18 diesels.
RPM KNOTS dB-A
900 8.0 64
1200 12.1 64
1500 17.5 68
1800 21.9 68
2100 27.6 70
2336 32.1 74

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Legacy 42 Test Conditions: Sea trial conducted in the Sakonnet River in flat water at an average depth of 35 feet, and a light breeze. Speeds were measured in knots with GPS with five adults, a threequarter load of fuel, and full water. Fuel consumption was recorded from the engine electronics.
TEST POWER: 2 x 370-hp Volvo Penta IPS 500s.
RPM KNOTS GPH dB-A
600 4.9 0.7 67
900 6.2 1.7 66
1200 7.9 3.0 67
1500 9.4 4.9 70
1800 10.5 9.0 73
2100 12.5 13.3 76
2400 17.5 16.2 76
2700 21.7 20.3 78
3000 25.5 24.7 79
3300 29.5 31.3 81
3500 32.4 41.5 82

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Davis 70 Test Conditions: Speeds measured by GPS off of Margate, New Jersey, in 30 feet of water, calm seas, negligible wind, full fuel and water, and three people on board. Fuel consumption was recorded from the Cat electronic engine monitoring system and sound levels were recorded at dB(A) at the helm.
TEST POWER: 2 x 1,825-hp Caterpillar C32A diesels.
RPM KNOTS GPH dB-A
1000 10.6 21.6 80
1200 12.3 38.0 81
1400 15.7 60.6 84
1600 21.5 79.8 85
1800 25.9 100.4 86
2000 28.4 138.2 87
2200 30.9 186.2 88
2230 31.4 187.6 88

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Vicem 63 Test Conditions: Speeds were measured with GPS off Ft. Lauderdale in four-foot seas at an average depth of 60 feet, with wind gusting to 20 knots, with full fuel and water, and three adults aboard. Fuel consumption was recorded by the MAN electronic fuel monitoring system. Sound levels were recorded in dB(A) at the helm.
TEST POWER: 2 x 1,500-hp MAN CRM diesels.
RPM KNOTS GPH dB-A
900 9.5 14.0 74
1100 11.6 26.0 75
1300 12.7 42.0 79
1500 16.2 56.0 80
1700 19.7 78.0 82
1900 23.4 104.0 84
2100 26.0 138.0 85
2300 29.5 170.0 87

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Marquis 500 Test Conditions: Speeds were measured in knots with GPS in the waters of Great Kills Harbor, off Staten Island, New York, in flat-calm seas with an average depth of 30 feet, with negligible wind, with full fuel and water, and two adults on board. Fuel consumption was measured by the Volvo Penta electronic engine monitoring system. Sound levels were taken in dB(A) at the helm.
TEST POWER: 3 x 435-hp Volvo Penta IPS 600.
RPM KNOTS GPH dB-A
1000 6.8 3.1 67
1200 7.8 5.4 68
1400 8.7 8.3 69
1600 9.3 12.0 71
1800 9.9 18.0 72
2000 10.8 27.0 76
2200 13.6 32.0 77
2400 17.5 34.0 78
2600 22.0 36.0 78
2800 26.0 39.0 78
3000 29.3 42.0 79
3200 32.3 48.0 79
3400 35.2 56.0 79
3600 37.7 67.0 81