The July 2017 issue of Boat International magazine features a nine page article on FPB 78-1 Cochise…
…”The long, lean hull of the Dashew Offshore FPBs, their workboat appearance and big rudders are some of the features that set them apart from nearly all other motor yachts. Front and centre, though, is the matter of stability.”
…”They left Fiji on 8 October, 2016, stopped in Raiatea in the Society Islands for a few days and topped up their fuel tanks, then headed for Panama. The 4,700 nautical miles against the trade winds…was done at an average speed of 10 knots, burning nine-tenths of a gallon an hour, leaving more than enough fuel to reach their next destination.”
To read the whole piece, covering everything from design parameters to engineering, interior finishes, and how all those miles slip so easily under the FPB’s hull, pick up a copy of Boat International or visit their site: www.BoatInternational.com.