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Rampage 41 Express (2012-)
(w/ 2 x 715 MHP Caterpillar C12 ACERT)

Brief Summary

The Rampage 41 Express is flexible in layout, has spacious working room in the cockpit, is easy to work around the helm, and was quite stable underway with a tuna tower. Inside, the 41 Express now offers an island queen berth forward and two Pullman style sofas in the salon. The Rampage 41 Express has 367 gallons, or nearly 1389 liters of fuel capacity so you can go well out into the ocean where the fair weather fisherman wouldn’t dare go.

Key Features

  • 100+ sq. ft. usable cockpit space
  • Reinforced cockpit sole
  • Recessed Bennett hydraulic trim tabs
  • Centerline helm
  • Lots of ice storage
  • Aquamet 22 propeller shafts
  • Standard 11kw generator
  • One or two stateroom option
  • Vinylester resin barrier coat
  • Diesel engines with trolling valves, ZF transmissions
  • Polished stainless steel anchor roller assembly
  • Specifications

    Length Overall 44' 0''
    13.41 m
    Beam 16' 0''
    4.88 m
    Dry Weight 30,000 lbs.
    Tested Weight N/A
    Draft 4' 0''
    1.22 m
    - Draft Up N/A
    - Draft Down N/A
    - Air Draft N/A
    Deadrise/Transom 12 degrees
    Max Headroom 6' 7''
    2.01 m
    Bridge Clearance 10 '3''
    3.12 with hardtop
    Weight Capacity N/A
    Person Capacity N/A
    Fuel Capacity 700 gal.
    2649.8 L
    Water Capacity 100 gal.
    378.5 L
    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 2 x 575-hp CAT C-9
    Tested Power 2 x 715 MHP Caterpillar C12 ACERT
    Opt. Power 2 x 715-hp CAT C-12

    Test Results - Change Measurement Unit

    RPM MPH Knots GPH MPG NMPG Stat. Mile NM dBa
    550 7.2 6.3 2.7 2.7 2.3 1680 1461 70
    1000 11.1 9.7 15.5 0.7 0.6 451 392 79
    1250 14.0 12.2 22.6 0.6 0.5 390 339 84
    1500 20.6 17.9 29.6 0.7 0.6 438 381 88
    1750 28.2 24.5 35.6 0.8 0.7 498 433 89
    2000 34.3 29.8 46.1 0.7 0.6 468 407 90
    2250 39.3 34.1 58.6 0.7 0.6 422 367 94
    2367 41.1 35.7 66.9 0.6 0.5 387 337 94
    RPMNMKMKPHLPHKPLdBA
    550 1461 2704 11.60 10.22 1.14 70
    1000 392 726 17.90 58.67 0.31 79
    1250 339 628 22.50 85.55 0.26 84
    1500 381 705 33.20 112.05 0.30 88
    1750 433 801 45.40 134.76 0.34 89
    2000 407 753 55.20 174.51 0.31 90
    2250 367 679 63.20 221.82 0.28 94
    2367 337 623 66.10 253.24 0.26 94

    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 11.7 sec.
    0 to 30 13.6 sec.
    Ratio 2.037 : 1
    Props 29 x 37 1/2 NiBrAl
    Load 2 persons, 350 gal. of fuel, 100 gal. water, 75 lbs. of gear
    Climate 78 deg., 53% humid., wind: 5 mph; seas: calm

    Rampage 41 Express (2012-) Line Drawing

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    Captain's Report

    By Capt. Rob Smith

    The 41 Express is Rampage’s second largest sport fishing yacht. Flexibility is the name of the game in sport fish yachts. One person may want a bait and tackle center and the other may want another baitwell. Some may want extra ice and freezer space; others may want a bait prep station. The Rampage 41 Express has that kind of flexibility.

    Rampage 41 Express

    Construction

    The rugged hull of the 41 Express is solid fiberglass below the water line and cored with end-grain balsa above to add strength and rigidity, but not excess weight, to the hull. Everywhere the hull is penetrated, the balsa core is relieved to prevent wicking water into the core. Chines and strakes are filled with a polyester filler bond to strengthen them. The bow has a real Carolina flare and wide chine flats to shed the spray away from the deck. A sharp entry slices the waves. Deadrise at the stern is 12 degrees. The hull carries a 5-year transferrable structural warranty and a 3-year warranty against blisters below the water line.

    Rampage 41 Express

    Step Aboard

    Molded-in side steps take you into a cockpit with over 100 square feet of fishing room. The deck is reinforced with a ½” aluminum plate so you can add a fighting chair if you like. The gunwales are 12 ½” wide with 7 rod holders (4 on port and 3 on starboard). Cockpit bolsters are removable. Across the stern is a dual access baitwell/livewell. The smaller, see-through hatch allows you to check on the bait. When you use it as a fish box, the center divider is removable so you can stow the big fish in it. A baitwell with Tuna Tubes is one option and a folding transom seat is another. There are two fish boxes in the deck, both with macerators. Stainless steel lift rods help keep the hatch open and a gasket around the lid keeps water out. A center box lifts out to allow access to the bilge. The port side transom door has heavy duty hardware with top gate, and the door is gasketed. Three large scuppers quickly drain any water out of the cockpit.

    Rampage 41 Express

    Flexible Arrangements

    There are 12 options to choose from in the helm, deck, transom and cockpit layouts. At the transom is the baitwell or fold-away seat. Port side you can have an aft-facing seat with Frigid Rigid Cooler, bait prep unit with sink and tackle storage, or bait prep unit with freezer box. Over to starboard, you can have another aft facing seat with Frigid Rigid Cooler, bait prep unit with freezer or bait prep unit with sink and tackle storage. Up on the helm deck you can choose to have port side seating and starboard side storage and prep center, port and starboard seating or my favorite, port side seating with starboard entertainment center with refrigerator, cook-top and sink.

    CAT power

    Hitting the button brings the entire helm deck up for access to the Caterpillar C12 ACERTS in our test boat. Having crawled around a few to clean out strainers, change filters, everything else, I really appreciated the space around these big engines for maintenance. Even with the standard 11-kW generator, you have room to roam. With the helm deck back in place, you have a fuel tank inspection hatch in the step where you can shut off the fuel lines if necessary.

    At The Helm

    The helm is centerline and tips aft to let you add electronics and check on the connections. There is 864 square inches of landscape to fill with all your favorite electronics. Rampage angles the dash slightly back and in a slight V to bring all the instruments in clear view whether you're standing or sitting. The helm chair has enough room around it so people can get by without you having to jump up to let them pass. You get nearly unobstructed 360 degree visibility. The structure supporting the hard top and tower add a few obstacles, but I found them all easy enough to look around. If you opt for the hardtop, you have more choices. You can simply have the hardtop; you can add an upper control station, or you can go all the way and have a tuna tower with controls and wheel. With the hardtop you can also add outriggers.

    The Pointy End

    You can go forward up the molded-in steps and wide side decks. The integral pulpit has a standard roller assembly, anchor and 300’ (91.4 meters) of anchor line and 25’ (7.6 meters) of anchor chain. An option I couldn’t do without is a Maxwell RC 800 windlass with Fortress anchor. In pitching and rolling seas, you will appreciate the custom aluminum rail about 24” off the deck. The cabin hatch is about 17” in diameter which lets a lot of air and light inside and makes a tight, but passable escape hatch, for most people.

    Rampage 41 Express

    Below Decks

    The cabin entry door is a sliding translucent door on the starboard side. Once inside, you might think you have entered another boat entirely since you will not find a sterile looking fishing boat interior here. Cherry wood veneer cabinetry and a solid wood removable table spice up the salon and galley. The L-shaped sofas convert to Pullman style sleepers when the backs are flipped up. This expands sleeping capacity in the salon to 4. You can go for a double stateroom design if you like and you can also add a bulkhead to the forward stateroom, but I think that would make the interior significantly smaller in useful space. A home theater system and large screen LCD TV are standard.

    Rampage 41 Express

    Chowing Down

    Serve up your delectable delights in a full galley. Appliances in the galley include a double drawer refrigerator/freezer. If you have ever used a drawer style refrigerator or freezer, you can appreciate the volume of goods it can hold in such a small space. The beautiful cabinetry is accented with solid surface counter tops. Other appliances include a convection/microwave oven and dual burner cooktop.

    Sitting Down (or Standing)

    The fiberglass enclosed head compartment has a solid cherry entry door. The vanity also has a solid surface counter top. The shower is enclosed so two can utilize the head at once, if you choose. There are four spots for storing rods in the shower vertically. The toilet is a Tecma and there is a ventilation fan here in the head to keep the air moving. Clearance in the head and shower is a very comfortable 77” (1.96 meters).

    Rampage 41 Express

    Laying Down

    The forward berth has a privacy curtain, or you can opt for a bulkhead and door. The island bed is queen sized. This area is also wired for TV. Storage is good and includes a cedar lined hanging locker. The mattress measured about 78” x 59” (1.98 x 1.5 meters) and I measured 78 ½” ( 1.99 meters) clearance at the end of the bed and 38 ½ (.98 meters) from the mattress up to the escape hatch.

    By The Numbers

    The rugged 41 Express measures 44’ (13.4 meters) length overall with the integrated pulpit. Her beam measures 16’ (4.9 meters) and her draft is 4’ (1.2 meters). She weighs in at 16,000 lbs. (7257.5 kilos) with diesel engines. Fuel capacity is 700 gallons (2649 liters) and fresh water capacity is 100 gallons (378.4 liters). Adding the tuna tower raises the bridge clearance to 21 feet 6 inches, or about 6.5 meters.

    Rampage 41 Express

    Handling underway was smooth, but I was on an unusually calm Great Lake. Turns with the tuna tower felt normal; no tipping feeling in hard over turns. The boat I tested had conventional inboard drives. The twin CAT 12 ACERTS (715-hp) had her on plane in 11.7 seconds and up to 30 mph (48.3 kph) in 13.6 seconds. Her most economical speed was 28.2 mph (45.4 kph) at 1750 rpm where she was burning 35.6 gph (134.7 lph) for a range of 498 miles (802.5 kilometers).

    Conclusion

    Rampage is well known to offshore fishermen and often is the choice for professional fishing boat charter captains. The Rampage 41 Express can get you out to wherever the big sport fish are lurking and get you back safely even in some rough seas like you often find in the Gulf Stream. If you are looking for a tough fishing yacht -- or, a cruising boat in which to sometimes do some fishing -- you owe it to yourself to consider the Rampage 41 Express.

    Test Result Highlights

    • Top speed for the Rampage 41 Express (2012-) is 41.1 mph (66.1 kph), burning 66.9 gallons per hour (gph) or 253.22 liters per hour (lph).
    • Best cruise for the Rampage 41 Express (2012-) is 28.2 mph (45.4 kph), and the boat gets 0.79 miles per gallon (mpg) or 0.34 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 498 miles (801.45 kilometers).
    • Tested power is 2 x 715 MHP Caterpillar C12 ACERT.

    Standard and Optional Features

    Marine Electronics

    Autopilot Optional
    Fishfinder Optional
    GPS/Chart Optional
    Radar Optional
    VHF Radio Optional

    Systems

    Air Cond./Heat Standard
    Battery Charger/Converter Standard
    CD Stereo Standard
    Dripless Shaft Seals Standard
    Head: Fixed Standard
    Shore Power Standard
    Trim Tabs Standard
    TV/DVD Optional
    Washdown: Fresh Water Standard
    Washdown: Raw Water Standard
    Water Heater Standard
    Windlass Optional

    Galley

    Microwave Standard
    Refrigerator Standard

    Exterior Features

    Hardtop Optional
    Ice Chest Standard
    Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard
    Swim Ladder Optional
    Swim Platform Optional
    Transom Door Standard
    Transom Shower Standard
    Wet bar Optional

    Canvas

    Full Canvas Standard

    Boats More Than 30 Feet

    Engine Synchronizer Standard
    Freezer Standard
    Generator Standard
    Glendinning Cablemaster Standard
    Helm: Second Station Optional
    Oil Change System Optional
    Vacuum Optional

    Warranty

    Hull Warranty
    Transferable
    5 year
    Yes

    Gelcoat Warranty

    3 year


    Blistering Warranty
    3 year

    Price