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SunChaser 8522 RE (2007-)
(w/ 1 x 90-hp Honda 4-stroke (outboard))

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Brief Summary

Using simple but functional designs throughout the boat, you will find the SunChaser 8522 comfortable and inviting for your family and friends. The fiberglass console will give you years of performance and maintain a clean look. The plush helm chair has flip arms for comfort and ease. This model even has moveable drinkholders, something you just don’t see on boats in this class.

Key Features

  • All aluminum transom with lifetime warranty
  • 22 oz sculptured carpet
  • Custom molded console
  • Cooler storage in console
  • Posi-lock gate latches
  • L-group seating
  • Helm chair with swivel, slide and arm rests
  • Rear entry boarding ladder
  • Sundeck
  • Walk-in changing room
  • Specifications

    Length Overall 22' 3''
    Beam 102''
    Dry Weight 1,780 lbs.
    Tested Weight N/A
    Draft N/A
    - Draft Up N/A
    - Draft Down N/A
    - Air Draft N/A
    Deadrise/Transom N/A
    Max Headroom open
    Bridge Clearance N/A
    Weight Capacity N/A
    Person Capacity N/A
    Fuel Capacity 24 gal.
    Water Capacity none
    Length on Trailer N/A
    Height on Trailer N/A
    Trailer Weight N/A
    Total Weight
    (Trailer, Boat, & Engine)
    N/A

    Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.

    Engine Options

    Std. Power Not Available
    Tested Power 1 x 90-hp Honda 4-stroke (outboard)
    Opt. Power 1 x 90-hp Honda 4-stroke (outboard)

    Test Results - Change Measurement Unit

    RPM MPH Knots GPH MPG NMPG Stat. Mile NM dBa
    800 2.3 2.0 0.1 22.5 19.6 486 423 59
    1000 2.8 2.4 0.1 27.5 23.9 594 517 63
    1500 4.4 3.8 0.5 8.8 7.7 190 165 62
    2000 5.6 4.9 0.9 6.6 5.7 142 124 63
    2500 7.6 6.6 1.3 5.8 5.1 125 109 72
    3000 8.8 7.7 1.9 4.8 4.1 103 89 72
    3500 12.0 10.4 2.2 5.6 4.8 120 104 76
    4000 15.4 13.3 3.1 5.0 4.4 109 95 76
    4500 17.6 15.3 3.8 4.7 4.1 101 88 75
    5000 20.2 17.6 5.0 4.0 3.5 87 76 76
    5500 22.8 19.8 6.7 3.4 3.0 74 67 78
    6000 24.2 21.0 7.6 3.2 2.8 69 60 78
    RPMNMKMKPHLPHKPLdBA
    800 423 782 3.70 0.38 9.57 59
    1000 517 956 4.50 0.38 11.69 63
    1500 165 306 7.10 1.89 3.74 62
    2000 124 229 9.00 3.41 2.80 63
    2500 109 201 12.20 4.92 2.47 72
    3000 89 166 14.20 7.19 2.02 72
    3500 104 193 19.30 8.33 2.36 76
    4000 95 175 24.80 11.73 2.14 76
    4500 88 163 28.30 14.38 1.99 75
    5000 76 140 32.50 18.93 1.72 76
    5500 67 119 36.70 25.36 1.45 78
    6000 60 111 38.90 28.77 1.35 78

    All fuel consumption numbers are the total for all engines in the boat. Speeds are measured with Stalker ProSports radar gun or GPS. Fuel consumption (gallons per hour) measured with Floscan digital fuel-flow meter or by on-board factory-installed diagnostic instruments. Range is based on 90% of published fuel capacity. Sound levels determined using Radio Shack digital decibel meter on A scale. 68 dBA is the level of normal conversation. Time to plane is measured from start of acceleration to formation of rooster tail behind boat.

    Performance Chart

    Performance Chart

    Acceleration Times & Test Conditions

    Time To Plane 3.6 sec.
    0 to 30 5.1 sec.
    Ratio 2.33 : 1
    Props Solas Honda 13 3/4 X 13 X 3 Aluminum
    Load 2 persons, 5/8 fuel, no water, min, gear
    Climate 70 deg.; 40% humid.; wind: 10 MPH; seas; calm

    Captain's Report

    Functionality and Family-FriendlyBy Capt. Bob SmithSunChaser’s 8522 sports many of the features you typically find only on high-end luxury pontoons with much higher costs. Abundant plush seating, rounded bows, and smooth handling make the SunChaser a favorite with the family.Bow FeaturesThe bow has many convenient features such as the wide entry gate which makes for easy boarding for everyone and the docking lamps for making docking at night easier. The side panels are painted and have nice looking graphics and the high top rail is makes the 8522 safe for the little ones on board. The seating is up front is plush and made with marine grade upholstery .They are mounted on roto-molded seat bases for durability and below the seats is an abundant amount of storage. Unusual, but pleasant surprises for this price-point are the portable drinkholders. These simply slip into the crevice between the seat back and bottom to keep your cold beverages right where you are most comfortable.At the WheelThe helm is ergonomically designed and constructed of durable fiberglass. This station has a rich look while functionally sound. To the side of the helm is a courtesy light to light up the floors at dusk. The dash is set higher giving you more leg room and more storage below. An eyebrow over the gauges adds to visibility of the instruments underway in bright sunlight, there is a drinkholder for the driver’s coffee and the stereo is also close at hand. The helm seat is just as plush as the lounger. This one has slide and swivel adjustments and flips armrests for comfort.More SeatingIn the aft section there is another large L-bench arrangement with space for the whole gang to join in conversation or enjoy the view to the next spot. Our model also had a handy changing station is built into the space between the aft bench and the stern. The stern gate made getting to the swim ladder easy. Overhead, a the standard bimini created much appreciated shade in the hot summer sun.The pontoon logs on the SunChaser 8522 are 25” in diameter and have a lifetime warranty. You won’t have to worry about the transom as it is all aluminum and also carries a lifetime warranty. The carpet is plush and comfortable under your feet and is warranted for 5 years while the floor is ¾” plywood, yet is warranted for life.SpecificationThis model measures 22’3” in length and has a deck width of 102”. She tips the scales at 1780 lbs without the engine and carries 24 gallons of fuel. The 8522 can handle up to 115-hp outboard engine and the maximum capacity is rated at 2200 lbs. PerformanceWe tested the 8522 on Lake Wawasee in Syracuse, Indiana. Equipped with a Honda 90-hp Four-Stroke outboard for power she got on plane in 3.6 seconds and up to 20 mph in 5.1 seconds. Cruise speed was around 12 mph and she registered a top speed of 24.2 mph.If you enjoy the lifestyle of lazily cruising the lakes and rivers with your family and friends, the SunChaser 8522 offers a great platform with lots of amenities for a very budget friendly price.

    Test Result Highlights

    • Top speed for the SunChaser 8522 RE (2007-) is 24.2 mph (38.9 kph), burning 7.6 gallons per hour (gph) or 28.77 liters per hour (lph).
    • Best cruise for the SunChaser 8522 RE (2007-) is 12.0 mph (19.3 kph), and the boat gets 5.56 miles per gallon (mpg) or 2.36 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 120 miles (193.12 kilometers).
    • Tested power is 1 x 90-hp Honda 4-stroke (outboard).

    Standard and Optional Features

    Systems

    CD Stereo Standard

    Exterior Features

    Carpet: Cockpit Standard
    Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard
    Swim Ladder Standard

    Canvas

    Bimini Top Standard

    Warranty

    Certifications
    NMMA Certification Yes
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