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Lazzara LMY 64

CONDITIONS DURING BOAT TEST

Air temperature: 78°F; humidity: 86%; seas: 1-2'; wind: 3-5 knots.

LOAD DURING BOAT TEST

Full fuel, 80 gal. water, 5 persons, 3,000 lb. gear.

TEST BOAT SPECIFICATIONS

Test Engine: 2/900-hp Volvo Penta IPS1200s

Transmission/Ratio: Volvo Penta IPS3A; 1.88:1 gear ratio

Props: Nibral Q4 propset

Price as Tested: $3,407,270

The Numbers

Lazzara LMY 64 - Final Boat Test Numbers:
RPM KNOTS GPH RANGE dB(A)
900 9.2 8.8 753 60
1200 11.3 20.0 407 64
1500 14.4 35.0 296 69
1800 20.3 51.0 287 70
2100 26.3 74.0 256 70
2700 30.2 87.0 250 72
Speeds are two-way averages measured with Garmin GPS. GPH taken via Volvo Penta engine 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.

OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT ON TEST BOAT

Noteworthy Options: Sea Recovery watermaker, 450 gpd ($14,700)
Volvo Penta IPS aft deck control station ($15,900)
flying-bridge hardtop ($56,500)
Garmin 600 AIS system ($1,590).

On Location

Better Boat: Details, Details

Innovation at Lazzara Yachts shows up in the little things. To deflect exhaust heat from composite structural elements in the engine room, Dick Lazzara pointed out a polished steel panel with a thin layer of what looked to be putty behind it. “That’s a high-temp ceramic that was developed by NASA, and a friend of mine gave it to me,” Lazzara says. “We spent about a year trying to develop it for how it would be a sprayable material that would be able to reflect heat. Now you can use a batting material, like you would use in the walls of your house, as other builders do, but that’s heavy, it can absorb water and get mildew. And so here’s a new product that makes the boat better. It’s a little thing but it’s all those little things that we’ve done that add up.”

This article originally appeared in the January 2014 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.

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