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BOATS

BOAT TESTS

Princess V72

CONDITIONS DURING BOAT TEST

Air temperature: 80ºF; humidity 80%; seas: calm

LOAD DURING BOAT TEST

968 gal. fuel, 140 gal. water; 3 persons, 800 lb. gear.

TEST BOAT SPECIFICATIONS

Test Engine: 2/1,622-mhp Caterpillar C32 ACERT diesels

Transmission/Ratio: ZF 2060A 2.467:1 ratio

Props: Veem 37" X 56.5" 5-blade

Price as Tested: Upon request

The Numbers

Princess V72 - Final Boat Test Numbers:
RPM KNOTS GPH RANGE dB(A)
1000 11.3 40.0 295 60
1200 13.1 54.0 254 62
1400 16.6 59.0 294 63
1600 21.3 76.0 293 67
1800 26.2 103.0 266 69
2000 30.7 127.0 252 71
2200 34.5 152.0 237 74
2350 39.0 171.0 239 76
Speeds are two-way averages measured w/ Furuno GPS and Stalker radar gun.
GPH estimates taken via Caterpillar display.
Range is 90% of advertised fuel capacity.
Decibels measured at helm in dB(A). 65 dB(A) is the level of normal conversation.
Speed and fuel-burn data provided by manufacturer but verified onboard by Power & Motoryacht.

OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT ON TEST BOAT

Noteworthy options: Electric sun awning, teak side decks
underwater lights
walnut interior
variable-speed thrusters (bow and stern)
quartz-tone leather upholstery
Sea Recovery 1400-2 Aquamatic watermaker
Glendinning CableMaster system.

This article originally appeared in the August 2012 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.

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