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BOATS

BOAT TESTS

Absolute 72

CONDITIONS DURING BOAT TEST

Air temperature: 72°F; humidity: 80%; seas 1 to 2 feet

LOAD DURING BOAT TEST

600 gal. fuel, 200 gal. water, 8 persons.

TEST BOAT SPECIFICATIONS

Test Engine: 2/900-hp Volvo Penta D13 diesel engines linked to Volvo IPS1200 pod drives

The Numbers

Absolute 72 Fly - Final Boat Test Numbers:
RPM KNOTS GPH RANGE dB(A)
900 9.0 8.5 882 64
1200 10.7 18.0 495 64
1500 12.8 34.0 313 69
1800 17.9 49.0 304 71
2100 24.5 65.0 314 68
2380 31.3 88.0 284 74
Speeds measured with Raymarine GPS. GPH estimates taken via Volvo display. Range is 90% of advertised fuel capacity. Sound levels taken at lower helm. 65 dB(A) is the level of normal conversation.

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

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