Delta 54 IPSBy Jason Y. Wood
CONDITIONS DURING BOAT TESTAir temperature: 83ºF; humidity: 75%; wind: 9 knots; seas: 1’-2’
LOAD DURING BOAT TEST140 gal. fuel, 160 gal. water, 2 persons, 250 lb. gear.
TEST BOAT SPECIFICATIONS
Test Engine: 3/435-mhp Volvo Penta IPS600s
Props: Volvo Penta size-6 propset
Price as Tested: $1,900,000 (including shipping and taxes, excluding VAT)
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Speeds are two-way averages measured w/ Raymarine G-Series GPS. GPH measured via Volvo Penta display. Range is based on 90 percent of advertised fuel capacity. Sound levels measured at the helm. 65 dB(A) is the level of normal conversation.
*Note: Sound measurements taken with side-deck door, saloon door, and sunroof open—it was a beautiful day!
OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT ON TEST BOAT
Noteworthy Option: Seakeeper gyrostabilization system ($120,000).
This article originally appeared in the November 2013 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.