FPB 97-1: First Sea Trial Video


Here is a very short video of FPB 97-1 on her third day of sea trials. The breeze varied from 12 to 24 knots, and the sea from 2 to 4 feet/.6-1.2 meters. The engines are still restricted as to output, but this will give you a sense of what will be possible when we are able to go to wide open throttle.

Posted by admin  (December 10, 2014)

14 Responses to “FPB 97-1: First Sea Trial Video”

  1. Scott Says:

    Hello, The embedded video says “unavailable.

  2. Steve Dashew Says:

    Hi Scott:
    Try again as it is working now. There has been a lot of traffic so possibly the server was maxed out.

  3. Scott Says:

    Thank you Sir.

  4. Jim Flynn Says:

    how that boat I a following sea. with the back of the boat 1 ft. above the sea. does it make it interesting. Thanks for the pictures. Jim

  5. Scott Says:

    Mr. Dashew,

    Do you think you may be able to arrange a video that had the FPB running alongside a more traditional boat. I think you would really be able to demonstrate to those of us (me) with little experience just how significant the difference in the produced wake is. Just an idea. Thank you for the update.

    Thank you.


  6. Shannon Says:

    Looking great. I know at this level many owners want privacy but, if the lucky new owner is agreeable, I am sure everyone following the construction of Iceberg would love a look inside this astonishing new yacht.

  7. Paul Says:

    Hi Steve
    To me it looks like the engines are under-loaded for the RPM (I’m not a expert)
    Will the load go up as the boat gets loaded up with supplies or is this part of breaking in the motors?
    Or will the props pitch be increased?
    My feelings won’t be hurt if I am entirely wrong.
    Thanks for all the sharing of info

  8. Steve Dashew Says:

    You are correct, Paul, the props are underpitched right now. However, when the FPB 97 is fully loaded they should be just about perfect. Depending on what we find during the rest of trials, and the planned cruising speed regime for the Iceberg, she may be fitted with an overpitched set of props for cruising with this set being retired to the forepeak as spares.

  9. Paul Says:

    Hi Steve
    I’m just curious , have the new props arrived?
    If so has the load increased?
    Thanks for all the sharing.

  10. Steve Dashew Says:

    Hi Paul:
    New props for the 97 have not yet been ordered. However, thicker interceptor strips have been fitted and the load/speed have increased as a result. We’ll post more data soon.

  11. Paul Says:

    Those are some cool props…
    What a amazing tool to be able to tune with a quick change of the interceptor strips

  12. simon Says:

    Looks great, saw this up at Kawau last week anchored next to you

  13. Maddox Says:

    I’m curious if this boat (or any of your other large boats) has an actual “bell” in order to meet USCG safety requirements for boats over 20 meters or is some sort electronic equivalent used?

  14. Todd Rickard Says:

    Hi Maddox – FPB 97-1 has a Kahlenberg air horn system that has automatic relay control to comply with USCG/COLREGS. Also included with all FPB’s is an actual ships bell, with mounting sorted by the owners.