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Azimut Magellano 43

CONDITIONS DURING BOAT TEST

Air Temperature: 75°F; humidity: 55%; wind 4-9 knots; seas: 2-3'

LOAD DURING BOAT TEST

110 gal. fuel, 158 gal. water, 2 people, 100 lb. gear.

TEST BOAT SPECIFICATIONS

Test Engine: 2/355-mhp Cummins QSB5.9 diesel inboards

Transmission/Ratio: ZF85-IV, 2.01:1 gear ratio

Props: 23 5/8 x 26 ¾ four-blade nibral

Price as Tested: $840,000

The Numbers

Magellano 43 - Final Boat Test Numbers:
RPM KNOTS GPH RANGE dB(A)
1000 7.4 2.6 1,137 68
1250 8.2 3.6 910 70
1500 9.3 6.2 599 72
1750 10.3 11.8 349 72
2000 12.6 17.8 283 74
2250 15.6 21.4 291 75
2500 18.1 26.6 272 75
2850 22.3 36.0 248 76
Speeds are two-way averages measured with onboard GPS. GPH taken via Cummins display. Range in nautical miles based on 90% of advertised fuel capacity.
Sound levels measured at the lower helm. 65 dB(A) is the level of normal conversation.

OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT ON TEST BOAT

Noteworthy Options: Telescoping passarelle ($17,800)
6.3-kW Side Power bow thruster ($6,900)
Raymarine Gold Electronics package, including Raymarine c125 multifunction display, 4-kW radome, VHF 240, and p70R autopilot ($18,200)
teak decking ($13,350).

On Location

Better Boat: Winner by a Nose

The design of the Magellano 43 starts with the bow. Nearly vertical hull sides in this area increase interior volume far forward, creating a roomy and versatile layout, an idea that’s come from larger yachts that began to make the most of that shape a few years ago. On the outside, the lines belie a semidisplacement hullform. Along the waterline, a spray knocker down low keeps the windshield clear, even on a breezy day. And the 43’s design has the added bonus of giving her a salty, shippy profile.
— Jason Y. Wood

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