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BOATS

BOAT TESTS

Prestige 550

CONDITIONS DURING BOAT TEST

Air temperature: 68°F; humidity: 48%; seas: flat

LOAD DURING BOAT TEST

Air temperature: 68°F; humidity: 48%; seas: flat

TEST BOAT SPECIFICATIONS

Test Engine: 2/600-hp Cummins QSC8.3-600 diesels

Transmission/Ratio: Zeus

Props: Zeus

The Numbers

Prestige 550 - Final Boat Test Numbers:
RPM Knots GPH RANGE dB(A)
1000 7.6 3.7 943 61
1500 10.2 11.8 397 60
2000 13.3 26.4 231 69
2500 22.2 42.3 241 75
3000 31.6 64.2 226 75
Speeds are two-way averages measured w/ Raymarine GPS display. GPH taken via Volvo display. Range is 90% of advertised fuel capacity. Decibels measured at helm in dB(A). 65 dB(A) is the level of normal conversation.

OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT ON TEST BOAT

Noteworthy Options: Seakeeper stabilizer ($121,549), washer-dryer ($3,025), 61,000-Btu A/C ($47,760), hydraulic platform ($27,376), Zeus joystick in cockpit ($8,700).*Prices are subject to change.

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

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