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BOATS

BOAT TESTS

Absolute 55 Fly

CONDITIONS DURING BOAT TEST

Air temperature: 64°F; seas 1 to 2 feet

LOAD DURING BOAT TEST

250 gal. fuel, 188 gal. water, 5 persons.

TEST BOAT SPECIFICATIONS

Test Engine: 2/700-mhp Volvo Penta IPS900s

The Numbers

Absolute 55 Fly - Final Boat Test Numbers:
RPM KNOTS GPH RANGE dB(A)
1000 9.4 9.5 447 64
1400 14.2 23.1 277 68
1800 23.7 33.4 320 75
2000 29.3 37.4 353 76
2200 33.4 44.4 339 76
2400 38.8 56.5 310 77
Speed 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 February 2013 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.

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