Axopar 45 Performance Review
Putting the Axopar 45 Cross Top to the Test
We recently had the opportunity to get on board the Axopar 45 Cross Top, one of the three models in the 45 range, along with the Cross Cabin and the Sun Top. This was our first sea trial of this magnificent vessel, and we were eager to see how it performs and understand the advantages of the Cross Top design compared to the Sun Top and Cross Cabin. Join us as we take you through our experience aboard this exciting boat.
To begin our performance review, let’s take a look at the Axopar 45 Cross Top’s fuel consumption at different speed ranges. Keep in mind that we were equipped with the V8 300 engines.
Idle Speed (1-3kts)
Fuel Consumption: 9 litres per hour
Slow Cruise Speed (18kts)
Fuel Consumption: Around 109-118 litres per hour
Optimal Cruising Speed (28-30kts)
Fuel Consumption: 129 litres per hour
High Cruise Speed (35kts)
Fuel Consumption: 146 litres per hour
High Cruising Speed (46kts)
Fuel Consumption: 270 litres per hour
These figures provide valuable insights into the boat’s fuel efficiency at different speeds, helping you plan your journeys efficiently.
The Axopar 45 Cross Top boasts an innovative hull design that significantly contributes to its exceptional performance. With its deep-V hull, meticulously crafted by award-winning naval architects, this vessel offers unparalleled stability and seamless handling, even in challenging water conditions. The design minimizes drag, optimizing fuel efficiency and ensuring a comfortable and efficient ride.
Here’s what Joe had to say about his experience at the helm of this new 45-footer…
“This Axopar 45 Cross Top offers an exhilarating ride. It effortlessly reaches its top speed and maintains excellent stability throughout. The proven hull design on this larger platform is a game-changer, providing a smooth and comfortable experience, even when navigating choppy waters.”
Joe was also impressed with the boat’s fuel efficiency, noting, “I was pleasantly surprised by how economical this boat is, allowing for long journeys without constantly worrying about refuelling. It’s a great balance of power and efficiency.”
As we cruised through various speed ranges, Joe’s commentary echoed praise to the boat’s remarkable performance. He described the boat’s handling as agile in turns, emphasizing that it feels as nimble as the 37.
The Axopar 45 Cross Top is a standout performer with its thoughtful hull design and impressive fuel efficiency. Whether you’re a thrill-seeker or someone who enjoys leisurely cruises, this vessel offers the best of both worlds. Joe’s firsthand experience confirms that the Axopar 45 Cross Top lives up to its reputation as a top-notch performer on the water, making it a compelling choice for boating enthusiasts. We can’t wait for these incredible boats to arrive in Australia in early 2024. If you’re as excited as we are, don’t hesitate to get in touch or visit our office in Sydney to explore this fantastic new model from the world’s leading Adventure Boats, Axopar. See you on the next adventure!
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