The FPB 78 was developed for family use, and has the interior volume necessary for separated crew accommodation as well as good quarters for the owners and 4 guests. With 3 hulls either under construction or crossing oceans, Steve and Linda Dashew's own COCHISE is #1. Her performance, fuel efficiency and sea keeping has exceeded expectation with a shakedown cruise of over 11,000 nautical miles in her first 5 months of life.
Dimensions & Capacities:
LOD: 86.2 / 26.27m
LWL: 83.66’ / 25.5m
Beam Deck: 20’ / 6.1m
Extreme Beam (Edge of Rub Rails): 20.8’ / 6.35m
Draft – Half Load Canoe Body: 4.5’ / 1.4m
Draft – Half Load Prop Skeg: 4.75’ / 1.475m
Air Draft (Top of Masts – Excluding Antennas): 22.3’ / 6.8m
Displacement – Normal Full Load (3600 US Gallons Liquids): 54,977kg / 119,000lb / 55 tons
Fuel Capacity: 4,850 US Gallons / 18,350 litres
Fresh Water Capacity: 1,950 US Gallons / 7,380 litres
Minimum Range of Positive Stability: 140-degrees (half fuel in one tank, full fresh water tanks).
Cruising Speed: 11 knots
Top Speed: 12.5 knots
Approximate Range: 10 knots – 7,700nm; 11 knots – 6,350nm (Note: Speeds/ranges are smooth water/clean bottom)
Main Engine(s): 2 x Deere 235hp @ 2300, proped for 2150 RPM, M1 rating
Transmission(s): ZF280-I – 3:1 reduction
Generator: 17kW 60Hz/13.kW 50Hz 230v, single phase
Note: Full specification available on request.