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BOATS

BOAT TESTS

Salish Sea 48

CONDITIONS DURING BOAT TEST

Air temperature: 64°F; humidity: 78%; seas: smooth; wind: variable, light

LOAD DURING BOAT TEST

240 gal. fuel, 80 gal. water, 3 persons, 200 lb. gear.

TEST BOAT SPECIFICATIONS

Test Engine: 2/600-mhp Volvo Penta IPS800 diesels

Transmission/Ratio: IPS2B w/1.59:1 ratio

Props: Volvo Penta P3 propset

Price as Tested: $2,232,820

The Numbers

Salish Sea 48 - Final Boat Test Numbers:
RPM KNOTS GPH RANGE dB(A)
600 7.1 2.4 1,598 72
1000 10.1 9.0 642 70
1250 12.2 17.0 388 73
1500 16.8 25.0 362 73
1750 21.6 31.0 378 73
2000 27.1 39.0 373 77
2250 31.5 50.0 340 78
2380 33.4 59.0 308 82
Speeds are two-way averages measured with Furuno GPS. GPH taken from Volvo Penta display. Range based on 90% of advertised fuel capacity. Sound levels measured at the lower helm. 65 dB(A) is the level of normal conversation.

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