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Review of AM 46 Fly


Basic specs.

sail specifications
The AM 46 Fly is a large motorboat. The AM 46 Fly is built by the Italian yard AM Arredomar.

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Hull

The hull is made of fibreglass. Generally, a hull made of fibreglass requires only a minimum of maintenance during the sailing season.


Interior

The boat is equipped with 6 berths and 900.0 liter fresh water capacity.


Engine

The boat is typically equipped with dual inboard Caterpillar diesel engines at 435.0 hp (324 kW).

The fuel tank has a capacity of 2000.0 liters (528 US gallons, 439 imperial gallons).


Sailing characteristics

This section covers widely used rules of thumb to describe the sailing characteristics. Please note that even though the calculations are correct, the interpretation of the results might not be valid for extreme boats.

Theoretical Maximum Hull Speed

What is Theoretical Maximum Hull Speed?

The theoretical maximal speed of a displacement boat of this length is 8.5 knots. The term "Theoretical Maximum Hull Speed" is widely used even though a boat can sail faster. The term shall be interpreted as above the theoretical speed a great additional power is necessary for a small gain in speed.


Immersion rate

The immersion rate is defined as the weight required to sink the boat a certain level. The immersion rate for AM 46 Fly is about 378 kg/cm, alternatively 2116 lbs/inch.
Meaning: if you load 378 kg cargo on the boat then it will sink 1 cm. Alternatively, if you load 2116 lbs cargo on the boat it will sink 1 inch.


Sailing statistics

This section is statistical comparison with similar boats of the same category. The basis of the following statistical computations is our unique database with more than 26,000 different boat types and 350,000 data points.

L/B (Length Beam Ratio)

What is L/B (Length Beam Ratio)?

The l/b ratio for AM 46 Fly is 3.08.

Slim Wide 76% 0 50 100
Compared with other similar motor boats it is more spacy than 76% of all other designs. It seems that the designer has chosen a significantly more spacy hull design.


Curiosities

Powerboat?

In Denmark, you are required to have achieved a 'powerboat driving license' in order to sail a powerboat.
In this context a boat is considered a powerboat if:

Equation for Danish definition of a powerboat
Danish definition of a powerboat
According to this definition this boat is categorized as a Powerboat.


Maintenance

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Finally

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