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BOATS

BOAT TESTS

Azimut 55S

CONDITIONS DURING BOAT TEST

Air temperature: 72°F; humidity: 25%; seas: 1-2 feet

LOAD DURING BOAT TEST

260 gal. fuel, 78 gal. water, 10 persons, 600 lb. gear.

TEST BOAT SPECIFICATIONS

Test Engine: 3/435-mhp Volvo Penta IPS600s

Transmission/Ratio: Volvo Penta/1.81:1 ratio

Props: 2/Volvo Penta IPS 3-blade propsets

Price as Tested: $1,800,950 approx., ex taxes

The Numbers

Azimut 55S - Final Boat Test Numbers:
RPM KNOTS GPH RANGE dB(A)
1000 7.1 2.5 1,082 43
1500 9.6 9.2 398 65
2000 12.6 21.9 219 67
2500 20.0 34.9 218 70
3000 28.6 47.8 228 71
3400 34.4 63.9 202 72
Speeds are two-way averages measured w/ Raymarine GPS display. GPH taken via Volvo Penta display. Range based on 90% of advertised fuel capacity. Sound levels measured at the helm. 65 dB(A) is the level of normal conversation.

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