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BOATS

BOAT TESTS

Monte Carlo Yachts 70

CONDITIONS DURING BOAT TEST

Air temperature: 72°F; humidity: 49%; seas: 4'-6': wind: 14-18 knots

LOAD DURING BOAT TEST

265 gal. fuel, 200 gal. water, 3 persons, 200 lb. gear.

TEST BOAT SPECIFICATIONS

Test Engine: 2/1,200-mhp MAN V-1200s

Transmission/Ratio: ZF500 w/ 1:1 ratio

Props: 31.3 x 38.6 (front); 29.8 x 39.4 (rear) 4-blade ZFDG2 NiBrAl

The Numbers

Monte Carlo Yachts 70 - Final Boat Test Numbers:
RPM KNOTS GPH RANGE dB(A)
600 7.1 4 1,685 65
1000 10.2 16 605 57
1250 12.1 30 383 64
1500 14.3 47 289 65
1750 20.8 68 290 66
2000 25.5 87 278 67
2320 32.4 122 252 74
Speeds are two-way averages measured with Raymarine GPS. GPH taken from MAN display. Range based on 90% of advertised fuel capacity. Sound levels taken at the helm. 65 dB(A) is the level of normal conversation.

OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT ON TEST BOAT

NOTEWORTHY OPTIONS: Humphree auto-adjusting interceptors
carbon-fiber hardtop with sunroof
custom hull paint from DuPont
pop-up LED decklights
Portuguese bridge.

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