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Paul Mann 68

TEST BOAT SPECIFICATIONS

Test Engine: 2/1,550-hp Caterpillar C30 diesel inboards

Transmission/Ratio: ZF 2050A/1.76:1

Props: 34x42 4-blade S&S nibral

Steering: Hynautic hydrualic w/power-assist

Price as Tested: $3.5 million

OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT ON TEST BOAT

electronics package featuring Furuno, Icom, Simrad, Northstar, Garmin, and others
custom teak helm pod w/Release steering wheel and Palm Beach-style single-lever engine-control handles
3/Release helm chairs
cherry interior w/Carpathian-elm burl accents
granite countertops w/honeycomb-aluminum substrates
Sub-Zero drawer-type refrigeration
Kenyon cooktop
GE Advantium microwave oven
Pioneer plasma TV in saloon w/digital entertainment center
3/Headhunter MSDs
Bosch Axxis washer and dryer
112,000-Btu Marine Air a/c
Oberdorfer oil-change pump
Max Q watermaker
2/25-kW Northern Lights gensets
Miele electric grill
Release fighting chair w/rocket launchers
s/s-lined cockpit tackle lockers and consoles w/Eskimo ice machine
Pipewelders custom hardtop and frame w/aircraft-type painted finish
Pipewelders hydraulic outriggers
Rupp rodholders
s/s fishboxes and livewell w/window
Aqua-Air s/s freezer boxes on flying bridge

This article originally appeared in the March 2005 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.

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