Cruisers Sport Series  - 278 Bow Rider (2013-)

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Test Condition

Test Power: 1 x 320-hp MerCruiser 377 MAG
Time To Plane 5.4 sec.
0 to 30 8.7 sec.
Test Power 1 x 320-hp MerCruiser 377 MAG
Transmission Merc B3
Ratio 2.2 : 1
Props 24''
Load 2 persons, 3/8 fuel, 0 water, minimal gear
Climate 90 deg., 70 humid.; wind: 10-18 mph; seas: chop

Specifications
Length Overall 27' 0''
8.23 m
Beam 8' 6''
2.59 m
Draft 23''
0.58 m
Dry Weight 5,380 lbs.
2,440 kg.
Tested Weight N/A
Fuel Capacity 68 gal.
257 L
Water Capacity N/A
Bridge Clearance 62.5''
1.59 m
Deadrise/Transom 22 deg.
Max Headroom open
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Test Results

Test Power: 1 x 320-hp MerCruiser 377 MAG
RPM MPH Knots Total GPH MPG NMPG Range NM Range dBA
600 3.3 2.8 1.2 2.8 2.5 174 151 67
1000 5.4 4.7 1.8 3.0 2.6 183 159 71
1500 7.5 6.5 3.2 2.4 2.1 145 126 77
2000 9.3 8.1 5.1 1.8 1.6 112 97 78
2500 14.8 12.9 6.5 2.3 2.0 140 121 82
3000 23.7 20.6 8.3 2.9 2.5 176 153 82
3500 29.9 26.0 10.8 2.8 2.4 170 148 85
4000 35.6 30.9 13.8 2.6 2.3 158 138 86
4500 40.7 35.4 18.4 2.2 1.9 135 118 89
5000 46.9 40.8 24.8 1.9 1.7 116 101 93
5200 49.3 42.8 25.3 2.0 1.7 119 104 93

Performance Chart

Performance Chart

Speeds measured with Stalker ProSports radar gun. Fuel consumption (gallons per hour) measured with Floscan digital fuel-flow meter on gas inboards, sterndrives, and outboards, TechMate electronic scan tool on gas EFI inboards, Caterpillar digital fuel-flow meter on diesel engines, or permanently installed fuel-monitoring equipment. 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.