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BWC Weapon Series 24
We had a chance to extract performance data while running BWC’s single-engine Weapon Series 24-footer owned by Mike Sterling of Parma, Idaho, in calm water on the Payette River.
The current was running about 7.5 mph, so we tested the 4,800-pound boat in both directions and averaged the speed. BWC provided the fuel-burn rates to us.
This jet boat jumped on plane in 5.72 seconds but took twice as long — 10.45 seconds — to reach 30 mph. Our average top speed was 40.6 mph at 4,300 rpm, and best fuel economy came at 3,500 rpm and 29.05 mph, where the Weapon 24 achieved 2.02 mpg for a range of 269 miles with the 148-gallon fuel tank.