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Beneteau Flyer GT 38

CONDITIONS DURING BOAT TEST

temp.: 85ºF; humidity: 70%; wind: 10 knots; seas: 2-4'

LOAD DURING BOAT TEST

90 gal. fuel, 20 gal. water, 3 persons, 100 lbs. of gear

TEST BOAT SPECIFICATIONS

Test Engine: 2/300-hp Volvo D4s

Props: Volvo Duoprop stern drives with standard propset

Price as Tested: $402,122

The Numbers

Beneteau Flyer Gran Turismo 38 - Final Boat Test Numbers:
rpm mph knots gph mpg nmpg range nm range db angle
1000 7.7 6.7 1.5 5.13 4.46 795 691 75 0.5
1500 11.4 9.9 5.6 2.04 1.77 315 274 77 3.0
2000 14.8 12.8 12.0 1.23 1.07 190 165 88 5.0
2500 26.5 23.0 17.6 1.51 1.31 233 203 83 7.0
3000 33.8 29.3 22.0 1.53 1.33 237 207 86 4.0
3450 37.5 32.6 30.0 1.25 1.09 193 168 87 3.0
  Speeds are two-way averages measured with Stalker radar gun.
GPH taken via Volvo Penta engine-data display.
Range is 90% of advertised fuel capacity.
Decibels measured on A scale. 65 dB-A is the level of normal conversation.

OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT ON TEST BOAT

40-amp battery charger
11-gal. cockpit fridge
Simrad NSS 8 MFD, autopilot, and 4kW digital radar
Simrad SonicHub audio system
PVC bow sunpad
Quiet Flush electric MSD
110-volt A/C system
Moka carpet
white and gray hull color

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

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