Cookee I agree with you, Fantoms are quite fast boats also yours is a fast boat too.
However, as Pieter said the red FALCON is a racing hull!! very differently built than the recreational version that I've got.
With my VMax 200 and full load (2 kids, wife, me 15+ stone), about 120-150 ltrs fuel, a-frame, spare engine and 30+ mtr anchor chains, anchors, ropes life jackets, life raft, cool box, water container etc etc on a flat day (similr to the photos I posted previously) the boat does do at WOT 52.3 knots/hr
52.3knots * 1.853km = 96.911 km/hr or
96.911 / 1.6093 = 60.21 miles/hr
all that @ 5600 revs and trim @ 3.5-4
On my own in it same weather conditions, just 20-30 ltrs of fuel and all the other gear except the water container and the cooler it does 57.6 knots/hr or 63.22 miles/hr @ 5900 revs and trim @ 3.5-4
All speeds on the GPS but the electronic speedo showed more or less the same speeds give ot take one knot.
So what Pieter says about speeds is reasonable considering that the boat he is talking about is a racing boat.
As I always said this is a very fast hull!! You should come to Greece and go for a ride in it! May be then you will understand what I mean. However, if you can wait until April 2004 you will have the opportunity to see the 700SRS as well as the 640SR in two Int'l RIB magazines any way