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BOATS

BOAT TESTS

Back Cove 37

CONDITIONS DURING BOAT TEST

Air temperature: 74°F; humidity: 50%; seas: 2' swell, 1' wind chop.

LOAD DURING BOAT TEST

225 gal. fuel, 120 gal. water, 4 persons, 400 lb. gear.

TEST BOAT SPECIFICATIONS

Test Engine: 1/600-hp Cummins QSC8.3 diesel

Transmission/Ratio: ZF 286A, 2.3:1 gear ratio

Props: 28 x 33 ZF FPS 4-blade NiBrAl

Price as Tested: $475,000

The Numbers

Back Cove 37 - Final Boat Test Numbers:
RPM KNOTS GPH RANGE dB(A)
600 6.2 0.5 3,527 67
1000 8.0 1.6 1,422 68
1400 9.3 4.4 601 69
1800 13.0 9.4 393 78
2200 18.0 13.8 371 81
2600 23.5 20.1 332 83
3080 29.6 31.7 265 90
Speeds are two-way averages measured with Garmin GPS. GPH estimates taken from Cummins digital display. Range is 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: Lenco Autoglide Trim Tab leveling system w/ GPS kit ($2,150)
Espar heater for cabin and helm deck ($9,950)
dark blue hull ($4,540).

This article originally appeared in the April 2014 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.

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