November 7, 2012

New Model: XL Marine 51 HT S

After showing us the renderings of the 51 HT back last year in 2011, XL Marine finally launch and put this latest model into the water this summer 2012.  Unlike the announced project the first of the 51 HT was also an S version, which means it is equipped with higher speed efficient surface drive propulsion, increasing top end performance by around fifteen per cent.  Always very custom in its details so far in all the models produced the 51 HT S also featured some distinctive details, as a sofa to port in replacement of a wet bar in the cockpit, and an aft crew cabin.  For the lower deck the owner of the XL Marine 51 HT S decided for the standard more traditional layout with owners room to fore, VIP cabin to port, and two single berths cabin at starboard, with an L-shaped saloon and galley in the between the cabins.  Two shower heads serve the cabins to forward, one en-suite for the owner to port, and the other for the guests opposite.  Finishing for this launch is in white sprayed wood, with floor and table tops in Wenge.  Power for this model is from the large choice of twin MAN 1000hp with Arneson surface drives propulsion giving max speed of 45 knots, and 40 of cruise.  Worth to note that in the initial test with larger propellers and a light load the XL Marine 51 HT S achieved 49 knots top end, but the central Italian boat builder decided for a more conservative choice delivering also better lower planning speeds.   
Technical Data:
LOA - 15.54 m (50.9ft)
Hull Length - 14.35 m
Beam - 4.50 m
Draft - 1.40 m
Displacement - 20.5 t
Fuel Capacity - 2600 l
Water Capacity - 600 l
Accommodation - 6 berths in 3 cabins, 1 crew cabin berth
Engines - 2 x MAN 8v 1000hp
Propulsion - Arneson surface drives ASD12 with 5 blade props
Speed - 45 knots max, 40 knots cruise
Construction - resin infusion built with Vinilester resins.  Single skin bottom, with foam core for sides and upper structure. 
Certification - CE A

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