Princess V72By Capt. Bill Pike
CONDITIONS DURING BOAT TESTAir 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
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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
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.