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BOATS

BOAT TESTS

Sunseeker Portofino 40

CONDITIONS DURING BOAT TEST

Air temperature 91°F; humidity 66%; seas: 2-5 feet.

LOAD DURING BOAT TEST

108 gal. fuel, 15 gal. water, 4 persons, 200 lb. gear.

TEST BOAT SPECIFICATIONS

Test Engine: 2/330-hp Volvo D6-330s

Transmission/Ratio: Volvo DPH stern drive, 1.76:1 reduction ratio

Props: Volvo G6

Price as Tested: $621,272

The Numbers

Sunseeker Portofino 40 - Final Boat Test Numbers:
RPM KNOTS GPH RANGE dB(A)
1000 6.3 1.8 623 65
1500 8.8 4.7 333 71
2000 10.8 13.2 146 77
2500 18.0 21.1 151 80
3000 28.8 26.1 196 81
3500 34.9 35.4 176 81
Speeds are two-way averages measured w/ Simrad GPS display. GPH taken via Volvo 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: Hydraulic aft platform ($28,476)
cockpit griddle and ice maker ($5,418)
Simrad Premium Package ($3,126)
Volvo color engine display ($3,139)
Volvo joystick control ($18,739)
saloon berth conversion ($1,553)
folding backrest on foredeck ($4,023)
air-conditioning ($14,398).

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