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BOATS

BOAT TESTS

Regal 53 Sport Coupe

CONDITIONS DURING BOAT TEST

Air temperature: 77°F; humidity 97%; wind: 10-12 knots; seas: 2-4'

LOAD DURING BOAT TEST

150 gal. fuel, 30 gal. water, 5 persons, 1,400 lb. gear.

TEST BOAT SPECIFICATIONS

Test Engine: 2/550-hp Cummins QSB6.7 diesel inboards w/Zeus pods

Transmission/Ratio: Cummins Zeus 3800/ 1.39:1 gear ratio

Props: T-11

The Numbers

Regal 53 - Final Boat Test Numbers:
RPM KNOTS GPH RANGE dB(A)
600 4.3 0.8 2,348 62
1000 7.0 3.4 839 62
1500 9.1 9.1 406 66
2000 11.0 22.4 200 69
2500 17.0 33.3 207 69
3000 26.3 47.2 226 71
3360 30.8 56.4 221 71
Speeds are two-way averages measured w/ Garmin GPS sensor. GPH estimates via Volvo Penta monitor.
Range based on 90% of advertised fuel capacity.
Sound levels measured at upper helm. 65dB(A) is the level of normal conversation.

 

OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT ON TEST BOAT

Noteworthy Options: Seakeeper gyro stabilizer ($115,000)
SureShade awning ($9,050)
twin-bunk third stateroom ($10,150)
RIB dinghy with electric outboard ($9,995).

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

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