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Garcia Trawler 54

CONDITIONS DURING BOAT TEST

Air temperature: 85ºF; humidity 70%; wind: 10-12 knots; seas: 1-2'

LOAD DURING BOAT TEST

700 gal. fuel, 47 gal. water, 5 persons, 1,000 lb. gear.

TEST BOAT SPECIFICATIONS

Test Engine: 1/185-bhp Caterpillar 3056-TA diesel inboard

Transmission/Ratio: ZF301-A10 2.9:1 gear ratio

Price as Tested: $1,893,760

The Numbers

Garcia Trawler 54 - Final Boat Test Numbers:
RPM Knots GPH* RANGE* dB(A)
700 2.6 N/A N/A 57
1000 4.6 N/A  N/A  57
1250 5.5 N/A  N/A  62
1500 6.7 N/A  N/A  56
1750 7.6 N/A N/A 57
2000 8.4 N/A N/A 59
2250 9.2 N/A N/A 59
2500 9.6 N/A N/A 59

*Editor’s Note: Figures for GPH and Range were unavailable due to lack of working fuel-flow and calibrated tachometers on the test boat.

Speeds are two-way averages measured w/GPS sensor. Speeds are two-way averages measured w/GPS. Decibels measured at the upper helm. 65 dB(A) is the level of normal conversation.

OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT ON TEST BOAT

Noteworthy Options: Sea Recovery watermaker ($25,376)
Samsung stereo/CD/MP3 player ($1,988)
Axis closed-curcuit TV ($5,897).

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