Austin Parker 42 OpenBy Chris Caswell
CONDITIONS DURING BOAT TESTAir temperature: 78°F; humidity 57%; seas: flat
LOAD DURING BOAT TEST400 gal. fuel, 0 gal. water, 7 persons, 50 lb. gear.
TEST BOAT SPECIFICATIONS
Test Engine: 2/480-mhp Cummins QSB5.9 diesels
Transmission/Ratio: ZF-80A w/1.96:1 ratio
Price as Tested: Upon request
|Austin Parker 42 Open - Final Boat Test Numbers:|
|Speeds are two-way averages measured w/ Raymarine GPS. GPH taken via Cummins display. Range based on 90% of advertised fuel capacity. Sound levels measured at the helm. 65 dB(A) is the level of normal conversation.|
OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT ON TEST BOAT
NOTEWORTHY OPTIONS: Xenta joystick ($20,000), 7.5-kW bow thruster ($10,468), 24,000-Btu air conditioning ($22,246).
Editor’s Cruising Pick:
The Austin Parker 42 looks at home at nearly any dock from Boca to Boothbay, but we wouldn’t mind taking this Down East-inspired beauty back home to the Italian waters in which she was born. A few weeks harbor-hopping in the Mediterranean? We’ll see you quay-side. But enough about us, where would you like to cruise the Austin Parker 42? Like us on Facebook and let us know.
This article originally appeared in the June 2013 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.