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Review of Alfamarine 78


Basic specs.

sail specifications
The Alfamarine 78 is a large motorboat.

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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+3 berths and 1500.0 liter fresh water capacity.


Engine

The boat is typically equipped with dual inboard Caterpillar diesel engines at 1800.0 hp (1341 kW).

The fuel tank has a capacity of 5000.0 liters (1320 US gallons, 1099 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.

EU classification

Alfamarine 78 holds one CE certification:

The boat is by European Union certified as Class A. OCEAN:
Designed for extended voyages where conditions may exceed wind force 8 (Beaufort scale) and significant wave heights of 4 m and above but excluding abnormal conditions, and vessels largely self-sufficient.


Immersion rate

The immersion rate is defined as the weight required to sink the boat a certain level. The immersion rate for Alfamarine 78 is about 955 kg/cm, alternatively 5353 lbs/inch.
Meaning: if you load 955 kg cargo on the boat then it will sink 1 cm. Alternatively, if you load 5353 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 Alfamarine 78 is 3.96.


Sorry, we do not have sufficient statistical information available for this boat to provide a significant reliable analysis.

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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