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BOATS

BOAT TESTS

Carver 44 Sojourn

CONDITIONS DURING BOAT TEST

air temp.: 68ºF; humidity: 82%; wind: variable to light; seas: less than 1'

LOAD DURING BOAT TEST

200 gal. fuel, no water, 2 persons, 50 lbs. gear.

TEST BOAT SPECIFICATIONS

Test Engine: 2/370-hp Volvo Penta IPS500s

Transmission/Ratio: Volvo IPS500 w/ 1.94:1 ratio

Props: Volvo Penta T3 propsets

Price as Tested: $646,064

The Numbers

rpm mph knots gph mpg nmpg range nm range db angle
1000 8.2 7.1 2.1 3.90 3.40 1448 1259 63 0.0
1250 9.0 7.8 3.7 2.43 2.12 902 784 64 0.5
1500 10.0 8.7 5.0 2.00 1.74 742 645 69 1.0
1750 11.1 9.7 8.8 1.26 1.10 468 407 71 2.0
2000 11.9 10.3 12.0 0.99 0.86 366 318 73 3.0
2250 13.1 11.3 16.0 0.82 0.71 302 263 76 4.5
2500 16.5 14.3 21.0 0.79 0.68 291 253 79 4.5
2750 19.8 17.2 25.0 0.79 0.69 294 255 80 6.0
3000 23.4 20.3 31.0 0.75 0.66 280 243 82 6.0
3200 27.3 23.7 37.0 0.74 0.64 274 238 83 5.5

OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT ON TEST BOAT

Volvo Penta SeaKey system
Raymarine electronics package
second IPS joystick
10kW Kohler genset
28,000-Btu Marine Air A/C system
wet bar on flying bridge w/ U-Line ice maker, Nova Kool refrigerator, and grill
Glendinning CableMaster
Bennett hydraulic trim tabs

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