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BOATS

BOAT TESTS

Carver C34

CONDITIONS DURING BOAT TEST

75°F; humidity: 85%; wind: 10 mph; seas: 2-3’

LOAD DURING BOAT TEST

125 gal. fuel, 90 gal. water, 4 people, 50 lb. gear

TEST BOAT SPECIFICATIONS

Test Engine: 2/300-bhp MerCruiser 5.7 Horizon DTS gasoline inboards

Transmission/Ratio: ZF 63, 2.5:1 gear ratio

Props: 20 x 21 3-blade nibral

Price as Tested: $373,665

The Numbers


Carver C34 - Final Boat Test Numbers:

RPM

KNOTS

GPH

RANGE

dB(A)

1000

4.8

2.8

388

58

1500

6.5

4.7

312

68

2000

8.0

7.3

248

68

2500

9.3

11.7

179

69

3000

11.0

17.9

139

72

3500

16.2

22.3

164

74

4000

21.1

30.1

158

76

4500

25.6

39.5

146

76

4800

28.0

45.9

137

75

Range based on 90% of advertised fuel capacity. Decibels measured at the upper helm. 65 dB(A) is the level of normal conversation.

OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT ON TEST BOAT

Noteworthy Options: 7.5-kilowatt Kohler gasoline generator ($12,765)
freshwater washdown ($380)
low-profile windlass ($3,445)

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