## Is 50 mph fast on a boat?

## Is 30 mph on a boat fast?

Even **under full load conditions**, you can go to 30 mph. From my experience, the optimum speed for water sports is 15 to 35 mph. So your pontoon might be a little slow but will be just fine for any water sports you like to do.Jan 25, 2020

## Is 40 knots fast for a boat?

Capable of carrying up to 12 passengers and a pilot, that's about 30 horses per person. Which is where the adrenaline comes in. Those 40 knots, if our ancient navigator had a calculator, translates into **75 kph** - in a boat, sitting just above the water, trust us, that's fast.Nov 30, 2018

## Are boats faster than cars?

**Boats are slower than cars** because water is denser than air, and the boat needs more power to push the water out in its way (more friction). At the same time, cars are just moving through the air by pushing them away (less friction). So, boats are slower than cars.

## Is 20 knots fast for a boat?

Wind and waves both come in to play when we're talking about dangers for boaters, but **most boats can still go out even in 20 knots (23mph) winds**. It will just be very wavy and hard to dock, which means most boaters will decide not to go out on days that windy.Apr 15, 2021

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### What is the average speed of a cigarette boat?

Cigarette boats have a significantly higher level of power than the average motor boat, with an average maximum speed **of 200 miles per hour** or even more.Apr 29, 2019

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### How many knots is considered fast?

knot, in navigation, measure of speed at sea, equal to one nautical mile per hour (approximately 1.15 statute miles per hour). Thus, a ship moving at **20 knots** is traveling as fast as a land vehicle at about 23 mph (37 km/hr).Nov 7, 2021

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### What is fast on a boat?

Currently, the world record for fastest speed by a boat is **317 miles per hour** (510 km/h). That's right! Over 300 miles per hour… That record was set in 1978 by Australian Ken Warby in his speedboat called Spirit of Australia.

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### How fast will a 200 hp Tritoon boat go?

NEW 2017 Crest II 210 L Tri-Pontoon powered by 200 hp Suzuki 4-stroke test run hit a top speed of **45 mph**.Mar 21, 2018

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### How fast is 21 knots on the water?

So, if a cruise ship is sailing at a speed of 21 knots, you might compare that to **roughly 24 mph**.Mar 30, 2020

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### Is 30 knots fast for a boat?

Whilst small speed boats can get up to 80 knots, **large cruise ships** – even those built for speed – can only get to speeds of about 30 knots (one knot is one nautical mile per hour, and nautical miles are a little bit longer than miles on land. ... It's all to do with the power it takes to propel a ship through the water.

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### How fast is 22 knots on a ship?

Most cruise ships can cruise at a speed around 21 to 23 knots, or **24 to 26 mph**.

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### What is the fastest speed of a boat?

- The current fastest boat is the
**"Spirit of Australia"**. The water speed record was recorded on October 08, 1978 at Blowering Dam in New South Wales, Australia. Ken Warby set the world record of**317.6 mph (511.1 km/h)**.

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### What are speed boats used for?

- Performance
**boats**are high-**speed**machines designed to look good and get boaters from one place to another fast. Often**used**in races or communal “runs” for sport, performance**boats**are designed for boaters with a “need for**speed**”.

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### What is the formula for boat speed?

- The SL Ratio is a simple formula for calculating displacement boats speed which is typically
**1.34 Velocity = (g * Length / 2 pi) ^ ½ g**= acceleration of gravity (32.15 ft/sec ^2) Convert ft./sec. to Knots and the result is 1.34 * L^½ Metric V(m/s) = 1.25* LWL ^1/2

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### How do you calculate hull speed of a boat?

**Calculate**the**hull****speed**, if the**boat**'s waterline length is 12 feet. h = 1.34 * √(12) = 1.34 * 3.46. h = 4.64. Hence the**hull****speed**is 4.64 knots.