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BOATS

BOAT TESTS

Austin Parker 42 Open

CONDITIONS DURING BOAT TEST

Air temperature: 78°F; humidity 57%; seas: flat

LOAD DURING BOAT TEST

400 gal. fuel, 0 gal. water, 7 persons, 50 lb. gear.

TEST BOAT SPECIFICATIONS

Test Engine: 2/480-mhp Cummins QSB5.9 diesels

Transmission/Ratio: ZF-80A w/1.96:1 ratio

Price as Tested: Upon request

The Numbers

Austin Parker 42 Open - Final Boat Test Numbers:
RPM KNOTS GPH RANGE dB(A)
1000 7.5 1.5 1,800 62
1500 10.0 5.0 720 62
2000 13.5 10.0 486 64
2500 25.0 25.0 360 66
3000 28.0 34.0 297 68
3470 32.6 43.0 273 70
Speeds are two-way averages measured w/ Raymarine GPS. GPH taken via Cummins display. Range based on 90% of advertised fuel capacity. Sound levels measured at the helm. 65 dB(A) is the level of normal conversation.

OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT ON TEST BOAT

NOTEWORTHY OPTIONS: Xenta joystick ($20,000), 7.5-kW bow thruster ($10,468), 24,000-Btu air conditioning ($22,246).

On Location

Editor’s Cruising Pick:

The Austin Parker 42 looks at home at nearly any dock from Boca to Boothbay, but we wouldn’t mind taking this Down East-inspired beauty back home to the Italian waters in which she was born. A few weeks harbor-hopping in the Mediterranean? We’ll see you quay-side. But enough about us, where would you like to cruise the Austin Parker 42? Like us on Facebook and let us know.

This article originally appeared in the June 2013 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.