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BOATS

BOAT TESTS

Marlow 61E MK 2

CONDITIONS DURING BOAT TEST

Air temperature: 84ºF; humidity: 80%; seas: 3 to 4 feet;

LOAD DURING BOAT TEST

800 gal. fuel, 300 gal. water; 4 persons.

TEST BOAT SPECIFICATIONS

Test Engine: 2/1,015-hp Caterpillar C18 diesels

The Numbers

Marlow 61E MK 2 - Final Boat Test Numbers:
RPM Knots GPH* Range dB(A)
600 5.9 4 1,991 60
900 9.3 9 1,395 62
1200 11.3 22 693 66
1650 15.8 50 426 66
1900 20.4 69 399 70
2100 24.0 88 368 72
2300 27.2 106 346 72

*GPH calculation includes running 1 x 17 kW generator.

Speeds are two-way averages measured w/Garmin display. GPH estimates taken via Caterpillar display. Range is 90% of advertised fuel capacity. Sound levels taken at lower helm. 65 dB(A) is the level of normal conversation.

OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT ON TEST BOAT

Notable Optional Equipment: Folding electronics arch
two-stateroom interior
2/1,015-hp Caterpillar C18 diesels
Xenta joystick controls
Side-Power stern thruster
Garmin electronics
FLIR night vision
Sea Recovery Aqua Matic watermaker
Seatorque shafts.

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

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