Lifelong sailor, racer
, and cruiser looking to make the jump to power with wife, 2 kids
, and boat dog. Been exploring the upper Chesapeake Bay
for decades and looking forward to getting further afield with some more speed at our disposal. Flybridge is a must. Looked at many options but keep coming back to Sabre/EastBay and most recently was surprised to find the Sabreline 36 aft cabin
surprisingly accommodating and quite nimble (on paper). The specs from Sabre
for the 36 with Cat 3116s are as follows:
/ 10.0 knots / 1.6 NMPG / 426 miles
/ 20.6 knots / 1.4 NMPG / 384 miles
2884 rpm / 26.5 knots / 1.1 NMPG / 298 miles
These seem to be quite amazing numbers, achieving relatively high speeds at double the ~0.5 NMPG mileage seen on most twin engine
vessels above displacement
speed (the Sabreline 43 and 47 included).
My question for the group then is what speeds and mileage have owners actually seen in real world conditions?