Magnum will be displaying the newest and fastest Magnum model, the Magnum 51, at the Ft.Lauderdale International Boat Show THIS WEEKEND in Florida. What’s new? Top speed of 70 mph, but lower fuel consumption.
“The criteria for the new Magnums is different than it used to be,” says President and owner Katrin Theodoli
A few years ago, the demand was always for more speed, bigger engines, higher consumption; clients demanded speed and seaworthiness in a top quality boat.
Today, our philosophy has changed; we like to keep the top cruising speeds for longer range, with considerably less fuel consumption, less noise, no more black exhaust smoke. We are building boats with more consideration for the environment, and today this is possible.
Fuel economy is provided by smaller diesel engines and a boat with less drag and less top weight; power is also provided with solar cells in the foredeck, which provide electricity to larger batteries and a small electric motor for harbor drive. This alternative source technology is still at its infant stage, but we are applying it where we can.
Most of the demand is for large,high-performance “tenders” for Megayachts; “tenders” being generally in size from 51′- 100’; cruising speeds are over 50 MPH and power sources are more and more varied as technology improves.
The new Magnum 100’ is in construction with these same principals as well as a new Magnum 70’. See our web site for more information and come and visit our stand and read the new Magnum Marine book…the History, the Legend, the new projects.