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BOATS

BOAT TESTS

Viking 55 Convertible

CONDITIONS DURING BOAT TEST

Air temperature: 85°F; humidity: 60%; seas: flat

LOAD DURING BOAT TEST

1,237 gal. fuel, 255 gal. water, 3 persons, 350 lb. gear

TEST BOAT SPECIFICATIONS

Test Engine: 2/1,529-bhp MAN V12-1550 diesel inboards

Price as Tested: $2,932,000

The Numbers

Viking 55 Convertible - Final Boat Test Numbers:
RPM KNOTS GPH RANGE dB(A)
1000 11.6 24.0 615 90
1250 15.1 42.0 458 85
1500 22.6 62.0 464 87
1750 28.9 80.0 460 89
2000 34.6 110.0 400 89
2250 39.3 138.0 362 90
2356 41.6 156.0 339 90
Speeds are two-way averages measured w/Furuno display. GPH estimates taken via MAN display. Range is 90% advertised fuel capacity. Sound levels measured at the helm. 65 dB(A) is the level of normal conversation.

OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT ON TEST BOAT

Noteworthy options: Palm Beach Tower, $142,165
Atlantic Marine Electronics Package, $187,826
Sea Recovery Aqua Matic 700-1 compact watermaker, $16,585

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

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