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BOATS

BOAT TESTS

Sealine F48

CONDITIONS DURING BOAT TEST

air temperature: 52ºF; humidity: 80%; seas: 1 to 2 feet

LOAD DURING BOAT TEST

300 gal. fuel, 100 gal. water, 4 persons, 100 lb. gear.

TEST BOAT SPECIFICATIONS

Test Engine: 2/480-hp Cummins QSB 5.9 diesels w/ Zeus pod drive

Transmission/Ratio: ZF/Mercury Zeus w/ 2.0:1 gear ratio

Props: Mercury Z6s

Price as Tested: $1,487,047

The Numbers

Sealine F48 - Final Boat Test Numbers:
RPM KNOTS GPH RANGE dB(A)
1000 6.4 3.2 713 58
1500 8.9 6.8 466 63
2000 10.6 17.0 222 74
2500 15.0 26.2 204 75
3000 23.9 37.8 225 75
3420 28.6 50.2 203 77
Speeds are two-way averages measured w/ Raymarine display.
GPH estimates taken via Cummins display. Range is 90% of advertised fuel capacity.
Decibels measured at helm on A scale. 65 dB(A) is the level of normal conversation.

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