The latest released model Brava 42 Sports has been launched with success at the Sanctuary Cove Boat Show.
Part of the acclaim is attributed to the performance delivered by the pair of Yanmar marine diesel engines slotted into each of the cat hulls.
According to Peter Brady of Brava Marine, the Yanmar 4LHA – HTP shaft drive engines were specifically selected as providing the ideal match of power, weight, fuel consumption, torque and overall performance.
The Brava 42 is big boat by any standards. The GRP construction measures 12.8m by 5.6m and tips the scales at over 9 tonnes. With a flybridge fitted this is an appealing family cruiser that has a balanced blend of cockpit space, saloon, galley and all round accommodation to sleep up to ten on board.
The first Brava 42 to be manufactured was powered by a pair of Yanmar 4LHA – HTP engines. These are 3.455 litre displacement, 190 mhp (146 kW), 4 cylinder marine diesel engines that develop a heap of torque.
Extensive sea trials have produced impressive performance data. Swinging 21” x 23” props, the Yanmar’s are very fuel efficient at both cruise speeds and wide open throttle.
The optimum cruise speed is 18 knots with fuel consumption at just 22 litres per engine per hour. At wide open throttle (3300 rpm) the speed increases to 22 knots for an economical fuel consumption figure of 40 litres per engine per hour.
The Brava with Yanmar combination presented at the Sanctuary Cove Boat Show proved to be a winning combination.
Yanmar Marine diesel engines are respected around the world for their outstanding performance, compact design and unmatched dependability. Yanmar Marine offers a full range of proven engines to suit both pleasure craft and commercial fishing and workboat applications.
Power Equipment is the exclusive and authorised Australian distributor of Yanmar Marine and Industrial Diesel Engines importing product from Yanmar plants in Japan, Asia, USA and Europe.