Paul Mann 68 Page 5

Exclusive: Paul Mann 68By Capt. Bill Pike — March 2005

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Base price: not applicable; custom boat
Optional power: choice of twin diesel inboards up to 2,000 hp apiece
Standard equipment: none, custom boat

Length overall: 68'0"
Beam: 19'3"
Draft: 5'6"
Weight (dry): 65,000 lbs.
Fuel capacity: 1,600 gal.
Water capacity: 300 gal.
Test engines: 2/1,550-hp Caterpillar C30 diesel inboards
Transmissions/ratio: ZF 2050A/1.76:1
Props: 34x42 4-blade S&S nibral
Steering: Hynautic hydrualic w/power-assist
Controls: ZF Mathers ClearCommand electronic
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
Price as tested: $3.5 million

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

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