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BOATS

BOAT TESTS

Axcell 650

CONDITIONS DURING BOAT TEST

temp: 77°F; humidity: 57%; wind: 4-8 mph; seas: 1'

LOAD DURING BOAT TEST

325 gal.; fuel: 50 gal.; water: 3 persons; 300 lbs. gear

TEST BOAT SPECIFICATIONS

Test Engine: 2/1,015-mhp Caterpillar C18 ACERTs

Transmission/Ratio: ZF 500 A gears w/ 1.49:1 ratio

Props: 31 x 35 Veem 5-blade nibral props

Price as Tested: $3,690,000

The Numbers

Axcell 650 - Final Boat Test Numbers:
rpm mph knots gph mpg nmpg range nm range db angle
600 7.9 6.9 4.0 1.98 1.72 1,155 1,005 64 0.5
1000 12.0 10.4 21.0 0.57 0.49 333 289 69 1.0
1250 12.9 11.2 29.0 0.44 0.39 259 225 72 2.0
1500 23.2 20.2 36.0 0.64 0.56 377 328 74 3.5
1750 31.4 27.3 53.0 0.59 0.52 347 301 77 1.5
2000 37.5 32.6 78.0 0.48 0.42 281 245 86 1.5
2100 39.9 34.7 89.0 0.45 0.39 262 228 83 2.0
  Speeds are two-way averages measured w/ Stalker radar gun.
GPH taken via Caterpillar fuel-monitoring system.
Range is 90% of advertised fuel capacity.
Decibels measured at helm on A scale. 65 dB-A is the level of normal conversation.

This article originally appeared in the March 2012 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.