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BOATS

BOAT TESTS

Sea Ray 510 Sundancer

CONDITIONS DURING BOAT TEST

Air temperature: 80ºF; humidity: 30%; seas: 1'

LOAD DURING BOAT TEST

108 gal. fuel, 100 gal. water, 2 persons, 150 lb. gear.

TEST BOAT SPECIFICATIONS

Test Engine: 2/600-mhp Cummins QSC8.3-600s w/ V-drives

Transmission/Ratio: ZF 286 IV with 2.011:1 ratio

Props: 25 x 28 Michigan Wheel DQX

Price as Tested: $1,300,000

The Numbers

Sea Ray 510 Sundancer - Final Boat Test Numbers:
RPM Knots GPH RANGE dB(A)
1000 7.4 3.4 791 65
1500 8.8 11.0 291 68
2000 12.1 27.6 159 72
2500 21.8 40.0 198 76
3060 29.6 64.4 167 79
Speeds are two-way averages measured w/ Raymarine display. GPH estimates taken via Cummins display. Range is 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: Raymarine Smartpilot X-10
Raymarine DSM 300 Fishfinder
120V cockpit ice maker
teak deck on swim platform
240V Kenyon cockpit grill

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