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BOATS

BOAT TESTS

Palm Beach 45

CONDITIONS DURING BOAT TEST

Air temperature: 79°F; humidity: 45%; seas flat

LOAD DURING BOAT TEST

300 gal. fuel, 100 gal. water, 5 persons, misc. gear.

TEST BOAT SPECIFICATIONS

Test Engine: 2/435-mhp Volvo Penta IPS600 diesels

The Numbers

Palm Beach 45 - Final Boat Test Numbers:
RPM KNOTS GPH RANGE dB(A)
1000 7.5 1.5 1,418 58
1500 10.0 5.0 588 59
2000 13.5 10.0 383 62
2200 16.4 12.0 388 65
2800 22.1 20.5 306 67
3000 25.0 25.0 284 67
3400 28.0 34.0 223 69
3600 33.5 43.0 221 69
Speeds are two-way averages measured by Garmin GPS. GPH taken via Volvo display. Range is based on 90% of advertised fuel capacity. Sound levels taken at the helm.

This article originally appeared in the March 2013 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.