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BOATS

BOAT TESTS

Palm Beach 55 Express

CONDITIONS DURING BOAT TEST

Air temperature: 70°F; humidity 30%; seas: flat for speed numbers, 6'-9' in open water

LOAD DURING BOAT TEST

225 gal. fuel, 300 gal. water, 5 persons, 1,500 lb. gear.

TEST BOAT SPECIFICATIONS

Transmission/Ratio: ZF 2.05:1 gear ratio

Props: 30 x 34 bronze Teignbridge 5-blades

Price as Tested: $2,600,000

The Numbers

Palm Beach 55 Express - Final Boat Test Numbers:
RPM KNOTS GPH RANGE dB(A)
630 7.5 2.0 2319 66
1000 10.5 7.9 822 73
1500 18.0 21.7 513 77
2000 25.7 41.7 384 78
2380 31.8 65.0 302 83
Speeds are two-way averages measured w/ GPS display. GPH estimates taken via Volvo Penta display. Range calculated 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: Fixed rear cockpit awning ($15,000)
bow rider seat ($12,000)
full Garmin electronics package ($9,200)
hydraulic tender launch system (upon request).

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

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