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BOATS

BOAT TESTS

Back Cove 37

CONDITIONS DURING BOAT TEST

Air 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

The Numbers

Back Cove 37 - Final Boat Test Numbers:
RPM KNOTS GPH RANGE dB(A)
1000 7.0 1.5 1,260 62
1250 8.3 2.8 805 67
1500 9.5 4.7 547 68
1750 11.6 8.3 378 71
2000 14.4 10.7 364 73
2250 17.9 14.7 329 76
2500 21.1 18.5 308 78
2750 24.9 23.0 292 81
3080 27.7 31.3 239 82
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.