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BOATS

BOAT TESTS

Mikelson M50 Sportfisher

CONDITIONS DURING BOAT TEST

Air temperature: 75°F; humidity: 75%; seas: flat

LOAD DURING BOAT TEST

150 gal. fuel, 200 gal. water, 3 persons, and 200 lb. gear.

TEST BOAT SPECIFICATIONS

Test Engine: 2/ 600-hp Cummins QSC 8.3 diesels

Transmission/Ratio: ZF 286 IV/2:1

Props: 30 X 27.5, 5-Blade Nibral

Price as Tested: $1,300,000

The Numbers

Mikelson M50 Sportfisher - Final Boat Test Numbers:
RPM KNOTS GPH RANGE dB(A)
610 4.3 1.0 3870 83
900 6.2 2.2 2536 80
1200 8.0 4.4 1636 78
1500 9.6 9.5 909 84
1800 10.9 18.3 536 85
2100 14.5 28.0 466 86
2400 18.8 37.1 456 86
2700 22.5 48.2 420 88
3000 25.6 65.0 354 95
Speeds are two-way averages measured w/ Garmin display.
GPH estimates taken via SmartCraft display.
Range is 90% of advertised fuel capacity.
Decibels measured at lower helm on A scale. 65 dB(A) is the level of normal conversation.

OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT ON TEST BOAT

NOTEWORTHY OPTIONS: Village Marine Water Maker ST-800W ($10,440)
Oceanus Air Compressor ($5,100)
Brower System WC 800 Davit ($8,925)
Bow Plank w/ Rail ($4,000).

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

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