Review of Askeladden Z7
The Askeladden Z7 is a small motorboat. The Askeladden Z7 is built by the Norwegian yard Askeladden Boats AS
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Both the hull and the deck is made of fibreglass. Generally, a hull made of fibreglass requires only a minimum of maintenance during the sailing season. And outside the sailing season, just bottom cleaning and perhaps anti-fouling painting once a year - a few hours of work, that's all.
The boat is equipped with toilet facility and 54 liter waste water capacity.
The boat is typically equipped with multiple CMD QSD 4.2 ES engines.
The fuel tank has a capacity of 190 liters (50 US gallons, 41 imperial gallons).
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.
The immersion rate is defined as the weight required to sink the boat a certain level.
The immersion rate for Askeladden Z7 is about 123 kg/cm, alternatively 690 lbs/inch.
Meaning: if you load 123 kg cargo on the boat then it will sink 1 cm.
Alternatively, if you load 690 lbs cargo on the boat it will sink 1 inch.
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 Askeladden Z7 is 2.62.
Compared with other similar motor boats it is more spacy than 79% of all other designs.
It seems that the designer has chosen a significantly more spacy hull design.
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:
Danish definition of a powerboat
According to this definition this boat is not categorized as a Powerboat.
Though, if you install a motor of 51 kW (68 hp), then the boat will become a powerboat, and you will need a Danish 'powerboat driving license'
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