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BOATS

BOAT TESTS

Fleming 78

CONDITIONS DURING BOAT TEST

Air temperature: 80°F; humidity: 64%; seas: flat; winds: light

LOAD DURING BOAT TEST

800 gal. fuel, 350 gal. water, 9 persons onboard, unrecorded amount of gear.

TEST BOAT SPECIFICATIONS

Test Engine: 2/1,550-hp MAN V12-1550 diesels

Transmission/Ratio: ZF 2050A, 2.467:1 gear ratio

Props: ZF Faster 4-blade Nibral

Price as Tested: Upon request

The Numbers

Fleming 78 - Final Boat Test Numbers:
RPM KNOTS GPH RANGE dB(A)
600 5.3 3 4,770 58
800 7.5 6 3,375 58
1000 9.2 12 2,070 58
1250 11.2 28 1,080 59
1500 12.5 48 703 61
1750 14.3 72 536 61
2000 17.9 106 456 62
2250 22.0 160 371 65
Speeds are two-way averages measured with GPS. GPH taken from Böning display. Range is based on 90% of advertised fuel capacity. Sound levels measured at the helm. 65 dB(A) is the level of normal conversation.

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