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BOAT TESTS

Horizon PC58

CONDITIONS DURING BOAT TEST

temp.: 75°F; humidity: 57%; wind: 15-18 mph; seas: 4'

LOAD DURING BOAT TEST

500 gal. fuel; 200 gal. water; 5 persons; 300 lbs. gear

TEST BOAT SPECIFICATIONS

Test Engine: 2/715-mhp Cummins QSM11 diesel inboards

Transmission/Ratio: ZF 500 A gears w/ 2.003:1 ratio

Props: 32x25 4-blade nibral props

The Numbers

Horizon PC58 - Final Boat Test Numbers:
rpm mph knots gph mpg nmpg range nm range db angle
1000 9.6 8.3 7.6 1.26 1.09 1,131 983 71 1.0
1250 11.7 10.1 13.8 0.84 0.73 760 661 74 3.0
1500 12.8 11.1 24.4 0.52 0.46 472 411 76 3.0
1750 15.0 13.0 32.8 0.46 0.40 412 358 76 3.0
2000 20.1 17.4 46.0 0.44 0.38 392 341 77 4.0
2350 22.5 19.6 64.0 0.35 0.31 316 275 77 3.5
2500 25.1 21.8 72.0 0.35 0.30 313 272 79 3.0
  Speeds are two-way averages measured w/ onboard Garmin GPS. GPH taken via SmartCraft monitor.
Range 90% of advertised fuel capacity.
Decibels measured at helm on A scale. 65 dB-A is the level of normal conversation.

OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT ON TEST BOAT

LED transom nameplate
cockpit docking controls
Scotsman ice machine
6/rod holders
electric saloon door
24,000-Btu flying-bridge A/C
500-watt solar panels on hardtop
Glendinning CableMaster
4/QL trim tabs
ZF JMS thruster, gear, and rudder control system
15' AB RIB w/ 70-hp Yamaha outboard
Fusion MS IP600G audio system w/ JL speakers
2/Aqualuma LED underwater lights
700-gpd Sea Recovery watermaker
flying-bridge enclosure
second Stidd helm chair
1,000-lb. davit

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