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Prestige 450 Flybridge

CONDITIONS DURING BOAT TEST

Air temperature: 85°F; humidity: 47%; seas: 1-2'; wind: 10-15 knots

LOAD DURING BOAT TEST

159 gal. fuel, 137 gal. water, 4 persons, 100 lb. gear.

TEST BOAT SPECIFICATIONS

Test Engine: 2/435-hp Volvo Penta IPS600s

Transmission/Ratio: IPS-F w/1.82:1 gear ratio

Props: Volvo T3

Price as Tested: Upon request

The Numbers

Prestige 450 Flybridge - Final Boat Test Numbers:
RPM KNOTS GPH RANGE dB(A)
600 4.0 0.7 1,630 63
1000 6.1 1.8 967 67
1500 9.0 6.3 408 69
2000 10.3 14.5 203 72
2500 15.6 23.9 186 74
3000 24.7 32.2 219 77
3490 31.1 44.9 198 80
Speeds are two-way averages measured with Raymarine GPS. GPH estimates taken via Volvo Penta monitoring system.
Sound levels measured at the lower helm. 65 dB(A) is the level of normal conversation.

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

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