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BOATS

BOAT TESTS

Prestige 500 S

CONDITIONS DURING BOAT TEST

Air temperature: 68°F; humidity: 48%; seas: flat

LOAD DURING BOAT TEST

200 gal. fuel, 0 gal. water, 3 persons, 250 lb. gear.

TEST BOAT SPECIFICATIONS

Test Engine: 2/435-mhp Volvo Penta IPS600s

Transmission/Ratio: Volvo Penta, 1.82:1

Props: Volvo Penta IPS T2

Price as Tested: Upon request

The Numbers

Prestige 500 S - Final Boat Test Numbers:
RPM KNOTS GPH RANGE dB(A)
1000 6.5 1.7 1,156 -
1500 8.8 5.0 542 65
2000 11.2 10.8 319 67
2500 16.0 17.4 285 69
3000 21.8 27.7 245 71
3500 28.0 38.3 226 75
3610 29.5 43.9 208 76
Speeds are two-way averages measured w/ Raymarine GPS display. GPH taken via Volvo Penta display. Range based on 90% 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: Bose cinema ($1,193)
hydraulic gangway ($10,770)
sun awning ($6,543).

This article originally appeared in the April 2013 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.

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