Cumberland 47 LCBy George Sass Jr.
CONDITIONS DURING BOAT TESTAir Temperature: 59°F; humidity: 55%; seas 4-6'
LOAD DURING BOAT TESTfull fuel, full water, 7 persons; light gear.
TEST BOAT SPECIFICATIONS
Test Engine: 2/300-mhp Volvo Penta D4 diesels
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|Speeds are two-way averages measured with Raymarine GPS. GPH taken via Volvo Penta display. Range based on 90% of advertised fuel capacity. Sound levels measured at the lower helm. 65 dB(A) is the level of normal conversation.|
Better Boat: Going Green
This builder of oceangoing sailboats offers a package designed to allow more time on the hook with less time running the generator. For an additional $9,204, you get Back Contact solar panels located on top of the 47’s bimini, and additional AGM batteries. The system is designed to supply power to the vessel’s low-consumption LED lighting and the batteries serving the well-insulated refrigerator boxes.
This article originally appeared in the October 2013 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.