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XSR48 Powerboat - 2,000 HP On The Water

XSR48: The World's Fastest Diesel Superboat

Photography by Courtesy Of XSMG

The XSR48 Is The World's Fastest Diesel Superboat, But It's Also A Lot More.The Developers Say The Boat "Combines The Dna And High performance of a supercar with superyacht styling, making it the Bugatti Veyron of the sea." That bold statement is backed up with 2,000 hp from dual 11.3L Isotta Fraschini L1306 twin-turbo diesel engines mounted inside of a futuristic luxury vessel.

To assure that the XSR48 would be much more than just a speedboat, XSMG founders Ian Sanderson and Peter Dredge (who have together broken 11 world records) built their boat in collaboration with world-class construction and design partners. The hull and hydrodynamics were created by legendary designer and speed patrol boat builder Fabio Buzzi. Its high-tech composite materials were supplied by High Modulus, and the award-winning luxury superyacht designers Redman Whiteley Dixon were another one of the many companies involved in bringing this superboat project to life.

The XSR48 is built in Lymington, England, and was initially launched in December '06. It's been shown at boat shows from Monaco to Dubai, and the company hopes to set numerous world endurance records during races in the Isle of Wright later this year. The first production model has been performing sea trials before its scheduled delivery to a lucky owner this spring. The XSR48 production run will be limited to about 100 of the XSR48 superboats, and the price, well, since you have to ask, we'll just say that it has seven digits-and that's in British Pounds!

XSR48 Diesel Engines
Two 11.3L Isotta Fraschini
L1306 twin-turbo engines (Race Spec)
2,000 hp (Optional)

Two 11.3L Isotta Fraschini
L1306 twin-turbo engines
1,600 hp (Standard)

Two 12.0L Caterpillar C12 engines
1,410 hp (Optional)

Propulsion: ZF Trimax 2200 surface drives
Transmission: ZF 312 Two-speed gearboxes
Propellers: Rolla 17/4/PH stainless steel
Trim Tabs: ZF Trimax full race composite tabsRudders: Trimax twin rudders

Top Speed And Range
Maximum Speed: 85 knots (98 mph)
Cruising Speed: 50+ knots (57 mph)
Range At Cruising Speed: 300 nautical miles (345 miles)

Dimensions And Capacities
Overall Length: 48 ft
Hull Length: 43 Ft
Beam max.: 10 ft
Beam W/O Stab Inflated: 8 ft 6 in
Height Above Waterline: 7 ft 3 in
Overall Height (Excluding Props): 10 ft 2 in
Draft To Keel (Excluding Props): 2 ft 5 in
Draft (Including Props): 3 ft 7 in
Draft At Speed (Including Props): 1 ft 4 in
Displacement: 19,300 lbs (w/ std. engines)
Fuel Capacity: 265 gallons
Freshwater Capacity: 40 gallons

Naval Architect: Fabio Buzzi
Build Site: Berthon Shipyard, Lymington, England

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