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The Island Pilot at 33 knots!

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April 21st, 2005 - Zhuhai, China. The Island Pilot 395 showed off her stuff for the first time. The Volvo 350 HP D6s pushed her to a top speed of 33.4 knots! By backing her down to a top continuous cruise of 3,200 RPM, the GPS showed a cruising speed of 28.4 knots at a fuel flow of 27.7 gallons per hour! Better than 1 nautical mile per gallon at fast cruise. For those who want to go longer distances between fuel stops, she has a range of 670 NM at 9.1 knots, 980 NM at 7.8 knots & 1,165 NM at 6.8 knots. Sea trials were conducted with 90% fuel, 90% water, full holding tank and with 11 persons on board - her all-up weight was 30,350#. We’ll be posting complete results soon. CLICK HERE FOR FULL DETAILS.

The ISLAND PILOT TECH TEAM has published its first newsletter - full of helpful information, it is available to ALL OWNERS at the IPOWNERS newsgroup on Yahoo.com.

If you’d like to read the kind of support Island Pilot is providing her owners, email us and request a copy to be emailed to you personally (PDF).

Click HERE to request a copy - please put “Tech Team Newsletter” in the subject line.

June 2006 Newsletter Final102