A new livery and two brand new motors for Ranieri International Next 370 SH. We tested it among big waves with twin Suzuki DF350A.
There could be no worse situation to test this boat, which on the other hand promises to grant its future owners dream holidays. The sea is rough and the sky dark, not even close to the images of the boat in navigation that we publish. But this is what I have to face and the desire to test the pair of Suzuki DF350A is such as to overcome any laziness.
Ranieri International Next 370 SH – Suzuki DF350A: the test
This is not the first time I test Ranieri International Next 370 SH, in the previous test I was on the lake and the engine was a pair of Mercury Verado 400. This time the boat is proposed with a new livery characterized by darker cushions, but above all it’s the new Suzuki DF350A to catch the attention. The first sensation is that the two Japanese engines do not make much difference in performance or, better to say, perhaps this is the ideal power choice for this boat, althoughlet’s not forget that we are not in cruise setup: so no provisions, no gear and only three people on board.
Exceeding 41 knots (41.4 to be precise) with this sea is an excellent result, achieved with a simple action on the trims, certainly within the reach of most yachtsmen. This is to say that the Suzuki powetrain proves to be an excellent solution: not only for a quiet cruise, but also for quick rides, when you want to have fun or to escape a sudden change in weather. The Ranieri International Next 370 SH is a boat made for sunny cruises, and still riding with authority on this sea, lets some sprays on board.
Back to the test, if fuel consumption at 41 knots can be scary, at a cruising speed of about 20 knots and 4000 rpm they drop to eighty liters per hour and, maintaining the minimum planing speed at 3000 rpm, the pace is 13 knots and the fuel need shy of 50 lph. Given the conditions, a more protective windshield a bit would be appreciated, although as I stressed this is not the normal ground for Ranieri International Next 370 SH. I appreciate the precision of the rudder controls, that confirm how the pairing with Suzuki AP350A has worked perfectly.
Ranieri International Next 370 SH: on board
I widely described the layout of the Ranieri International Next 370 SH in a previous test: nothing changes here but the color combinations: I wasn’t convinced by the striped fabrics of that model, and I am not convinced either by these dark cushions, which will boil in a sunny day. Certainly, from an aesthetic point of view the new color is captivating so, as always, the final decision lies with the future owner.
Add to this the Suzuki’s white livery, which fits perfectly. For a full description of the layout and features don’t hesistate to go to the previous test at the link above.
The numbers of Ranieri International Next 370 SH
- Length overall 11.50 m (37ft 9in)
- Beam 3.00 m (9ft 10in)
- Displacement 4500 Kg
- Max output 800 HP
- Min output 400 HP
- Fuel reserve 1000 l (264 US gal)
- Fresh water reserve 200 l (52 US gal)
- Berths 5
- Passengers 12/14
- CE design category A/B
- rpm knots mph lph nm/l range* dB
- 600 2,6 3,0 4,4 0,59 473 55
- 1000 4,2 4,8 8 0,53 420 60
- 1500 6,2 7,1 14 0,44 354 63
- 2000 8,2 9,4 21 0,39 312 66
- 2500 9,6 11,0 36 0,27 213 71
- 3000 12,0 13,8 52 0,23 185 74
- 3500 18,0 20,7 62 0,29 232 80
- 4000 21,0 24,2 86 0,24 195 83
- 4500 26,0 29,9 121 0,21 172 85
- 5000 32,0 36,8 166 0,19 154 86
- 6000 41,0 47,2 210 0,20 156 87
- Moderate to rough sea, clean hull, fuel 500 l (132 US gal), no fresh water,3 passengers
Indicative price (VAT not included)
- Only hull € 155000
- Suzuki DF350A € 27500
Read about the smaller Ranieri International 290 SH