Back Cove 37By Capt. Richard Thiel
CONDITIONS DURING BOAT TESTAir temperature: 61°F; humidity: 68%; wind: calm; seas: flat
LOAD DURING BOAT TEST
300 gal. fuel, 120 gal. water, 3 persons; 100 lb. gear.
TEST BOAT SPECIFICATIONS
Test Engine: 1/600-mhp Cummins QSC 8.3 diesel
Transmission/Ratio: ZF286A gear w/2.3:1 reduction
Props: 28 x 31 four-blade Nibral prop w/#3 cup
Price as Tested: $501,285
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Speeds are two-way averages measured w/ Raymarine GPS.
GPH taken via SmartCraft monitor.
Range is based on 90% of advertised fuel capacity.
Sound measured at helm. 65 dB(A) is the level of normal conversation.
This article originally appeared in the August 2012 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.