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BOATS

BOAT TESTS

Bertram 54

CONDITIONS DURING BOAT TEST

Air temperature: 76°F; humidity 69%; seas: 4'-6': wind: 7 knots

LOAD DURING BOAT TEST

1,219 gal. fuel, 225 gal. water, 5 persons, 100 lb. gear.

TEST BOAT SPECIFICATIONS

Test Engine: 2/1,700-mhp Caterpillar C32 ACERTs

Transmission/Ratio: ZF 2060A w/2.092:1 ratio

Props: 34 x 51 five-blade Veem props

The Numbers

Bertram 54 - Final Boat Test Numbers:
RPM KNOTS GPH RANGE dB(A)
1000 11.6 32 497.2 81
1250 13.4 60 306.3 83
1500 20.0 82 334.5 85
1750 26.9 108 341.6 87
2000 32.8 146 308.1 90
2250 38.1 180 290.3 90
Speeds are two-way averages measured with GPS. GPH taken from Cat display. Range based on 90% of advertised fuel capacity. 65 dB(A) is the level of normal conversation.

OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT ON TEST BOAT

NOTEWORTHY OPTIONS: Aquamatic 700-1 watermaker
zero speed stabilizer
Eskimo ice maker for transom fishbox
23-kW generator in lieu of standard.

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

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