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BOATS

BOAT TESTS

Grand Banks 55 Eastbay FB

CONDITIONS DURING BOAT TEST

Air temperature: 85°F; humidity: 74%; seas: 1-2', light chop

LOAD DURING BOAT TEST

full fuel; full water; 11 persons, extra gear.

TEST BOAT SPECIFICATIONS

Test Engine: 2/1,150-mhp Caterpillar C18 ACERT diesels

Transmission/Ratio: ZF 550A w/1.971:1 ratio

Props: 33 x 41.5, 5-Blade

The Numbers

Grand Banks 55 Eastbay FB - Final Boat Test Numbers:
RPM KNOTS GPH RANGE
1700 22.5 63.0 315
1900 26.6 77.0 292
2100 30.3 91.0 270
2300 33.0 114.0 231
2360 34.2 115.0 239
Speeds are two-way averages measured with GPS. GPH taken from Caterpillar engine display. Range is nautical miles based on 90% of advertised fuel capacity.

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

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