What stands out at first glance, is the total renewal of this latest model of this series, with a clearly more elegant and ergonomic design and a comfortable deck with spacious sundeck in the bow and stern area.
The BSC B.1 has a much more attractive line than the traditional range thanks to Federico Fiorentino’s skillful pen that has known how to enhance the style that the company wanted to achieve in this line.
The Suzuki DF300B engine was hung on the inflatable of our test, which receives the dual prop technology from the older brother DF350A.
At the stern there are two very large platforms covered in teak, with retractable ladder on the left and a very comfortable steel handle to facilitate the exit from the sea.
In front of the engine there is no support to cover the basin, but it is possible to step over the engine connections with a step thanks to the grip that the teak offers and the width of the footboards.
Access on board is only from the left side and we are forced to step on the cushions (removable) moving to the C-shaped sofa that we can expand by adding a support of two different heights.
This way you can choose whether to have a dinette at the stern with the addition of a fiberglass table or a stern sundeck by inserting a central cushion to occupy all the space.
Behind the driving seat there is an external kitchen, which is raised by gas springs and consists of a gas fire, a cutting board and a small sink. The sliding fridge is inserted at the bottom. The seat has a sofa with double backrest and single adjustable bolster. This way the captain can choose to use the traditional seat or the backrest mode to drive while standing with the help of the teak step installed at the bottom of the console. We would prefer the bolster not to be single, allowing it to differentiate the choice between the commander and the co-pilot.
The dashboard is very large because the shipyard has created space for the changing room toilet compartment inside, and has the multifunction instrument in the center, the stereo on the left and the display provided by Suzuki to control the engine. All the displays are well spaced and there is also room for other accessories. Concerning the color, although the black one of the console excessively attracts the sun's rays, bringing the surface to rather high temperatures in summer, despite it combines well with the colors of the boat and with teak on deck. The windshield is high enough to cover us up to our shoulders when we drive. There are no steel frames around the windshield because on the sides of the formwork there are two very large steel handles that allow us to move forward with confidence. Another positive point is that the whole deck is well embedded in the tubes giving protection even to people who are less experienced.
In front of the console there is a single seat with two other handles to hold on to. It can be lifted to access the toilet / changing room as mentioned above. This space is large enough for the size of the boat and offers privacy to the user allowing greater independence and staying longer at sea. There is also a porthole which is installed towards the stern to facilitate air circulation.
There are no natural light sockets but of course there are interior lights.
The front sundeck occupies the entire width of the boat, and with a gas spring locker inside allows the storage of safety equipment and other objects, leaving the deck free from obstacles. At the bow there is a second hatch to monitor the winch, because unfortunately the anchor is not visible but recessed in the hull. This choice favors aesthetics because it offers cleaner lines, but does not allow us to know where the anchor is unless you install a chain counter or ask someone on board to lean out and see where it is. The bow support is made of fiberglass and has two steps to facilitate bow mooring and our exit or enter to the deck.
Once the kill cord was connected and the key was turned, we went out for our test. The sea was not very friendly at the Genoa Boat Show, with waves of 1.5 meters and gusts of wind up to 40 km/h.
We were a crew of 3 people with 100% fuel (300 L) and an empty water tank.
Outside the breakwater, with the long waves rolling us from the side, we got on plane at 2500 rpm maintaining a speed of 12.9 knots. At this speed, the consumption was 16 liters per hour, while the best performance in terms of speed-consumption was achieved at 3500 rpm burning 1.1 liters per nautical mile at a speed of 22.3 knots, due to the lean burn system of Suzuki that regulates the ratio of fuel and oxygen keeping the fuel consumption as low as possible.
At this speed, which we recommend as cruise speed especially when traveling with our family, the inflatable traveled very well achieving soft riding while the spray did not reach the deck due to the protection provided by the tubes.
From 4000 rpm onwards, consumption started to increase, as did the noise, and trimming the engine out by about 30% we were traveling with 29.3 knots burning 41.8 liters per hour.
At wide open throttle we reached 5750 rpm and 44.8 knots of final speed.
The performance was good in relation to the dimensions of the boat, but we had the feeling that the engine could perform even better if we changed the pitch of the propeller we wore since during acceleration it seems to perform much better after 4000 rpm.
The inflatable got on plane in 3.96 seconds while reaching 30 knots in 8.72 seconds.
You can see our measurements in the table below:
We could recommend BSC B.1 to those who are looking for a seaworthy rib and are interested in the elegance and quality of the materials. It is a combination that offers us low fuel consumption, if you do not always ride at high speeds, while the presence of the bathroom and the outdoor kitchen make it suitable for nautical camping with a tent that closes completely.
We would also recommend installing the engine on a lower hole while using 21΄΄ pitch propellers. In this case we may have a little more fuel consumption and reduction of the top speed, but we will achieve much better ride quality and better performance in terms of planning, acceleration and of course throttle response at low rpm.
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