Review of Astondoa A-120 Steel Explorer

Basic specs.

sail specifications
The Astondoa A-120 Steel Explorer is a large motorboat.

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The boat is equipped with 8 berths and 5000.0 liter fresh water capacity.


The boat is typically equipped with dual inboard Caterpillar diesel engines at 1100.0 hp (819 kW).

The fuel tank has a capacity of 40000.0 liters (10566 US gallons, 8798 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.

Immersion rate

The immersion rate is defined as the weight required to sink the boat a certain level. The immersion rate for Astondoa A-120 Steel Explorer is about 2010 kg/cm, alternatively 11259 lbs/inch.
Meaning: if you load 2010 kg cargo on the boat then it will sink 1 cm. Alternatively, if you load 11259 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 Astondoa A-120 Steel Explorer is 4.46.

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



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 not categorized as a Powerboat.
Though, if you install a motor of 1342 kW (1799 hp), then the boat will become a powerboat, and you will need a Danish 'powerboat driving license'


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