On Board 2009 Yacht Reviews

On Board 2009

Kanter 56 Test Conditions: Speeds were measured by GPS on the ICW at Great Bridge, Virginia, in calm seas and winds, with full fuel and water, and two people on board. Fuel consumption was recorded from the engine electronics. Sound readings were taken at the helm in dB(A).
TEST POWER: 2 x 710-hp Caterpillar C12 diesels.
RPM KNOTS GPH dB-A
1350 10.0 17.2 62
1850 15.5 40.0 79
2050 18.0 50.0 85
2360 21.5 66.0 88

On Board 2009

Sea Ray 43 Test Conditions: Speeds were measured by GPS off Palm Coast, Florida, in light winds and smooth seas, with a 1/4-load of fuel, a 1/2-load of water, and three people aboard. Fuel use was measured using the Cummins electronic monitoring system. Sound levels were measured at the helm in dB(A).
TEST POWER: 2 x 710-hp Caterpillar C12 diesels.
RPM KNOTS GPH dB-A
900 6.0 3.0 72
1200 7.3 5.2 71
1500 8.3 8.8 77
1800 9.2 16.6 83
2100 16.3 25.4 80
2400 21.7 28.7 79
2700 26.0 35.8 82
3000 31.8 44.4 80

On Board 2009

Beneteau 52 Test Conditions: Speeds were measured in knots by GPS off Stuart, Florida, in light winds and smooth seas, with a 1/4 load of fuel, a 1/2 load of water, and four people aboard. Fuel flow was measured by engine gauges, and sound was measured at the helm.
TEST POWER: 2 x 575-hp Volvo Penta D9 diesels.
RPM KNOTS GPH dB-A
1000 7.9 4.7 72
1400 10.5 12.3 76
1800 13.7 24.0 78
2000 16.1 30.1 80
2200 19.4 37.6 84
2400 22.3 47.8 88
2600 24.6 53.9 90

On Board 2009

Bruckmann 34e Test Conditions: Speeds were measured by GPS on the Connecticut River, in calm seas, with full fuel and no water, three adults aboard, and no bridge deck enclosure. Sound levels were taken in dB(A) at the helm.
TEST POWER: 1 x 440-hp Yanmar diesel.
RPM KNOTS dB-A
900 4.3 75
1200 6.2 77
1500 7.1 81
1800 8.4 84
2100 10.8 86
2400 14.0 90
2700 17.5 90
3000 21.0 89
3260 24.0 89

On Board 2009

Nordic Tug 49 Test Conditions: Speeds were measured in knots by GPS in Puget Sound in 10-knot winds and 1-foot seas with a 3/4 load of fuel, a 1/2 load of water, and 2 people on board. Fuel flow was measured with engine electronics and sound was measured in the pilothouse.
TEST POWER: 610-hp Cummins QSM 11 HO electronic diesel.
RPM KNOTS GPH dB-A
1350 8.0 5 67
1750 11.5 13 69
2000 13.5 18 73
2100 14.5 21 74
2350 17.0 30 77

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Grand Banks 41 Europa Test Conditions: Speeds were measured by GPS in Singapore Harbor with three-quarters fuel, no water, and 7 adults aboard. Fuel consumption was measured by the Cummins electronic engine-management system. Sound levels were measured in the salon.
TEST POWER: 2 x 425-hp Cummins MerCruiser diesels with Zeus Drives.
RPM KNOTS GPH dB-A
1000 6.1 3.1 67
1400 8.0 5.9 67
1800 9.7 13.4 69
2200 11.9 22.0 77
2600 19.0 30.6 78
3050 23.5 44.8 81

On Board 2009

Sessa C46 Open Hardtop Test Conditions: Speeds were measured by GPS off Dania Beach, Florida in smooth water and light winds, with half load of fuel and water, and three people aboard.
TEST POWER: 2 x 435-hp Volvo Penta diesels with IPS 600 pod drives.
RPM KNOTS dB-A
600 3.6 65
1000 6.7 67
1500 9.2 74
2000 11.4 76
2500 17.2 77
3000 24.8 80
3500 31.5 81
3610 33.0 82

On Board 2009

Carver 44 Sojourn Test Conditions: Speeds were measured by GPS in Tampa Bay in calm waters and light wind, with a 1/2 load of fuel, no water, and two people aboard. Fuel consumption was recorded from the engine electronics and sound levels were taken in dB(A) at the helm.
TEST POWER: 2 x 370-hp Volvo Penta diesels with IPS 500 drives.
RPM KNOTS GPH dB-A
1000 6.6 1.9 64
1300 7.7 3.4 65
1500 8.8 4.7 66
1700 9.5 6.4 67
1900 9.9 10.1 67
2100 10.8 12.7 69
2300 12.6 15.9 71
2500 15.2 18.6 71
2700 17.9 22.2 72
2900 20.7 24.9 74
3100 22.4 27.9 75
3300 25.2 31.7 76
3500 27.8 36.0 78
3580 29.1 41.6 78

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Prestige 50 Test Conditions: Speeds were measured by GPS off of Ft. Lauderdale, in calm seas and no wind with half fuel and water, and two adults on board. Sound was measured at the lower helm in dB(A).
TEST POWER: 2 x 575-hp Volvo Penta D9 diesels.
RPM KNOTS dB-A
1000 9.6 72
1500 14.3 74
2000 24.7 78
2200 29.0 80
2500 34.8 82

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Mikelson 43 Test Conditions: Speeds were measured by GPS off San Diego in smooth water and moderate winds, with a 33-percent load of fuel and full water, heavily loaded with a marlin tower, a bridge enclosure, outriggers, and a 12-foot tender.
TEST POWER: 2 x 480-hp Cummins MerCruiser Zeus diesels.
RPM KNOTS GPH
600 4.1 1.6
1000 6.7 3.6
1500 9.0 7.8
2000 10.9 16.8
2500 18.3 25.8
3000 24.5 35.8
3400 29.6 50.8

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Stealth 520 Test Conditions: Speeds were measured by GPS off Miami, Florida, in moderate chop and light winds, with 50-percent loads of fuel and water, and 6 people on board.
TEST POWER: 2 x 800-hp MAN R-6 diesels.
RPM KNOTS GPH
1000 9.4 15.0
1200 9.4 22.5
1500 13.7 33.0
1800 26.5 42.7
2000 37.3 48.7
2100 40.3 56.4
2375 46.1 79.7

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Cabo 40 Test Conditions: Speeds were measured by GPS off Key Largo, Florida, in calm seas and light winds with full fuel and water, and a full crew on board. Fuel flow was measured by engine electronics.
TEST POWER: 2 x 600-hp Cummins Mercruiser Zeus drives.
RPM KNOTS GPH
2000 18.1 30.0
2200 21.7 33.2
2400 25.6 37.0
2600 29.2 42.4
2800 31.9 51.2
3000 34.9 61.4