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This new design by Roger Hill features a displacement hull with remarkable speed and fuel economy and smoothness of ride.
Consider these figures – The power option of 2 x 170 hp or 2 x 190 hp motors through a straight shaft driveline is giving the following data:
Half fuel, full water tanks but minimal personal gear loading. Sea conditions – half metre chop.
- 8 knots, 9.6 litres per hour total both engines
- 11 knots, 16 litres per hour total
- 15 knots, 26.6 litres per hour total
- 20 knots, 43 litres per hour total
- 24 knots, 70 litres per hour total.
For the 60 nautical mile trip from Auckland to Great Barrier Island or Tauranga to Great Mercury Island, cruising at 15 knots would take 4 hours and use 106.4 litres of diesel at today’s cost of about $81! At 20 knots it would be a 3 hour trip at a cost of $100. (Diesel at $0.77 per litre). Please note sea conditions and boat loading will influence this data.
With twin 270hp diesels the next vessel launched had these performance figures:
|RPM||Speed in kts||Fuel – L/ph|
|Idle – 680||4.5||1.5|
The interior features a large double berth forward to port, two singles to starboard, and a single in hull under saloon.