We compared two gas engines and two diesels and
found some surprising data
Tests of Formula 40 Super
Sport (top) and the 40 PC yield some surprising results.
We are all more fuel conscious these days, and that
is a good thing, because it forces us to take a good look at engine performance
numbers. Just like every boat, so, too, is every engine a compromise-- they are
set up to perform best at a certain RPM and load, among other things. Decide what
is more important to you (we recommend you consider optimum cruising speed), and
see how the engine options perform there.
Here, we look at two Formula 40 Super Sports powered by 525-hp and 415-hp MerCruiser
gas engines, and two Formula 40 PCs powered by 370-hp Volvo Penta diesels and 440-hp
Yanmar diesels. There are some surprises.
Formula 40 Super Sport -- 2006
Formula 40 Super Sport
Formula 40 PC-- 2007 Test
Formula 40 PC-- 2005 Test