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BOATS

BOAT TESTS

Belize 54

CONDITIONS DURING BOAT TEST

Air temperature: 65°F; humidity: 30%; seas: flat

LOAD DURING BOAT TEST

317 gal. fuel, 93 gal. water, 5 persons, 1,500 lb. gear

TEST BOAT SPECIFICATIONS

Test Engine: 2/600-mhp Cummins Marine QSC8.3 diesels w/ Zeus pods

Transmission/Ratio: Cummins Zeus, w/ 1.21:1 ratio

Props: Cummins M8 Zeus

Price as Tested: $1,610,000

The Numbers

Belize 54 - Final Boat Test Numbers:
RPM KNOTS GPH RANGE dB(A)
600 4.7 1.1 2,600 66
1000 7.3 3.3 1,346 64
1500 10.1 10.2 602 67
2000 12.4 24.4 309 71
2500 21.2 38.0 339 77
2930 28.2 60.8 282 76
Speeds are two-way averages measured w/ GPS display. GPH estimates via Cummins display.
Range 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: Metallic hull paint, $26,760
Full cockpit awning on oval stainless steel tube,$16,739
Fisher and Paykel Dishwasher, $1,950.

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