Power and Performance

POWER Release Boatworks is a truly custom boatbuilder, so we have a wide range of power options available...

POWER

Release Boatworks is a truly custom boatbuilder, so we have a wide range of power options available to suit any customer’s situation and needs. We prefer the Cummins QSB 480hp. common rail engines combined with pod drives for their hard-to-beat combination of power, performance, fuel efficiency and reliability, season after season. Pod choices include Zeus, ZF Marine and others, depending on the engine combination chosen.

PERFORMANCE

How are these for numbers: with a pair of Cummins QSB 480hp. common rail engines and pod drives, the Release 34 tops out at over 40 knots while comfortably cruising in the mid-30 knot range. That gives her a 300-plus mile range while getting you out in front for the Bimini start–a true tournament machine!

Perhaps the ultimate set-up for the Release 34 is the standard QSB 480 with a single pod drive system. With this package she has a top speed of 32.5 knots but even more impressively, a cruise of 28 knots at 16 gallons per hour, giving her a 500-plus mile range. Our larger vessels, the 43- and 46-footers, will offer similar performance numbers—high top speeds but also very good cruising speeds with equally impressive fuel economy and efficiency.