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BOATS

BOAT TESTS

Viking 52

CONDITIONS DURING BOAT TEST

Air temperature: 80°F; humidity 80%; seas 4-6'

LOAD DURING BOAT TEST

700 gal. fuel, 186 gal. water, 3 persons, 500 lb. gear.

TEST BOAT SPECIFICATIONS

Test Engine: 2/1,400-hp MAN V12 diesels

Transmission/Ratio: ZF, 2.75:1 gear ratio

Props: N/A (proprietary)

Price as Tested: $2,447,446

The Numbers

Viking 52 - Final Boat Test Numbers:
RPM KNOTS GPH RANGE dB(A)
1000 12.0 24 696 77
1250 16.4 42 543 79
1500 23.8 62 534 84
1800 30.5 82 518 86
2100 36.6 114 447 87
2300 42.1 148 398 88
Speeds are two-way averages measured with GPS display. GPH estimates taken via MAN display. Range is 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: Viking Lady Yellow gelcoat ($14,850)
DC bow thruster ($14,855)
cockpit ice machine with discharge ($14,845)
saloon door with electric door opener ($5,500)
bridge refrigerator ($3,170).

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

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