Spencer 87By Dean Travis Clarke
CONDITIONS DURING BOAT TESTAir temperature: 80ºF; humidity: 78%; seas: 3 to 4 feet;
LOAD DURING BOAT TEST
4,150 gal. fuel, 550 gal. water, full stores.
TEST BOAT SPECIFICATIONS
Test Engine: 4/1,150-hp CAT C18 ACERT diesels
Transmission/Ratio: ZF 4000 pods, gear ratio 1.985:1
Props: ZF DG7 series props, 29x47
Price as Tested: $8,000,000
|Spencer 87 - Final Boat Test Numbers:|
Speeds are two-way averages measured w/ Furuno NavNet 3D GPS. GPH taken via Caterpillar electronic engine-monitoring system.
Range is 90% of advertised fuel capacity.
65dB(A) is the level of normal conversation.
|Numbers were provided by a Caterpillar engineer from a sea trial conducted on the same day as the Power & Mot|
This article originally appeared in the June 2012 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.