Wider 42By Kevin Koenig
CONDITIONS DURING BOAT TESTAir temperature: 78°F; humidity: 40%; seas: 0-1'
LOAD DURING BOAT TEST140 gal. fuel, 45 gal. water, 2 persons, 100 lb. gear.
TEST BOAT SPECIFICATIONS
Test Engine: 2/480-hp Cummins QSB 5.9 diesels w/ Zeus pod drive
Transmission/Ratio: Twin Disc MG-5061 SC w / 1.48:1 gear ratio
Props: 21.25 x 29 six-blade Rolla props
Price as Tested: $1,400,000
|Wider 42 - Final Boat Test Numbers:|
|Speeds are two-way averages measured w/ Garmin display. GPH estimates taken via Wider multifunction steering-wheel 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: PWC garage
JL audio/video system
Custom metallic paint.
Editor’s Cruising Pick:
The Wider 42 was made for cruising luxe destinations in the Caribbean and the Med. Personally we’d like nothing more than to hop her across the Gulf Stream to Bimini, Bahamas, and pop open her terraces at Honeymoon Harbor. Where’s your paradise? Like us on Facebook and let us know where you’d most like to take the Wider 42.
This article originally appeared in the June 2013 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.