Performance of Winter 40 Express

Powered by twin Volvo 435 hp IPS 600 diesels this 40-foot express is quick and economical

Winter 40 Express
Winter 40 Express
Winter built the 40-foot express using cold-molded construction, and powered the boat with twin 435 hp Volvo Penta IPS 600 diesels.Courtesy Winter
Engine Room of Winter 40 Express
Engine Room of Winter 40 Express
Her clean engine room came well laid out, given the amount of gear she was carrying. It can be accessed through a deck hatch, but the entire helm deck lifts up on rams for easy access to service and work on equipment. The pod drives are serviced and accessed from the machinery space tunnel under the cockpit deck.Courtesy Winter
Performance of Winter 40 Express
Performance of Winter 40 Express
Morning Star III has a solid, smooth feel, and although it was calm and we didn't put her seakeeping ability to the test, she has all the attributes of a good running boat. She also has good midrange qualities for travel; at a good cruise speed of 3,000 rpm, she makes 27.2 knots while burning 29 gph, and at a fast cruise of 3,200 rpm, she gives you 30 knots and burns 33 gph. On the pins, at 3,600 rpm, she zips along at 34.7 knots, burning 44 gph.— Adapted from Boat Review: Winter 45 Express by Capt. Karl Anderson