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BOATS

BOAT TESTS

Cheoy Lee Bravo 88

CONDITIONS DURING BOAT TEST

Air temperature: 60°F; humidity 55%; wind: 15-20 knots; seas: 4-6'

LOAD DURING BOAT TEST

1,500 gal. fuel, 420 gal. water, 4 persons, 1,000 lb. gear.

TEST BOAT SPECIFICATIONS

Test Engine: 2/1,900-bhp Caterpillar C32 ACERT diesel inboards

Transmission/Ratio: ZF3050A, 2.52:1 ratio

Props: 40 x 50 5-blade Hung Shen

Price as Tested: $6,605,080

The Numbers

Cheoy Lee Bravo 88 - Final Boat Test Numbers:
RPM KNOTS GPH RANGE dB(A)
1000 10.1 22.6 1,211 59
1250 12.8 40.6 854 62
1500 16.0 74.2 584 64
1750 19.6 103.6 513 66
2000 23.6 146.4 437 69
2330 27.1 199.0 369 72
Speeds are two-way averages measured w/ Furuno GPS sensor. GPH estimates taken via Caterpillar display. Range based on 90% of advertised fuel capacity.
Sound levels measured at helm. 65 dB(A) is the level of normal conversation.

OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT ON TEST BOAT

Noteworthy Options: Caterpillar upgrade ($300,000)
ZF Joystick Maneuvering System ($31,000)
Naiad stabilizers with 2/genset PTOs ($67,460)
Naiad bow thruster upgrade from 38 hp to 62 hp ($34,460)
upgrade to 40-kW Kohler gensets ($34,460)
electronics package ($135,200).

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