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BOATS

BOAT TESTS

Grand Banks Heritage 54 EU

CONDITIONS DURING BOAT TEST

Air temperature: 76°F; humidity: 60%; seas: flat

LOAD DURING BOAT TEST

full fuel; 200 gal. water, 10 persons, 500 lb. gear.

TEST BOAT SPECIFICATIONS

Test Engine: 2/600-mhp Cummins QSC8.3 diesels

The Numbers

Grand Banks Heritage 54 EU - Final Boat Test Numbers:
RPM KNOTS GPH RANGE dB(A)
700 3.9 1.3 4,050 61
1200 6.0 3.8 2,132 63
1500 7.5 7.3 1,387 62
1800 9.0 13.2 920 62
2100 10.0 20.6 655 64
2400 11.0 32.7 454 67
2900 13.0 60.0 292 73
Speeds are two-way averages measured with Raymarine GPS. GPH taken via Cummins display. Range is 90% advertised fuel capacity. Sound levels measured at the helm. 65 dB(A) is the level of normal conversation.

OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT ON TEST BOAT

Noteworthy Options: Seakeeper gyro stabilizers, Naiad stabilizers, Twin-Disc Express Joystick system, Fiberglass flying-bridge hardtop, stern thruster, various electronics packages, hydraulic swim platform.

This article originally appeared in the December 2012 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.