Engine Manufacturers

Regal Boats Recognized by NMMA Again

Regal Boats, a family-owned, award-winning manufacturer of sport boats and yachts, announces their recognition as a recipient of the National Marine Manufacturer Associations’ 2018 Marine Industry Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) Award. Regal Boats was recognized in five 2018 CSI Award categories, including deck boats, fiberglass outboard boats, inboard express cruisers, sterndrive bowrider boats and sterndrive cuddy and express boats.National Marine Manufacturer Association’s (NMMA) CSI Award honors boat and engine manufacturers who actively measure customer satisfaction and pursue continuous improvement to better serve their customers.

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Evinrude E-TEC Engines Now Australian Compliant

BRP announced today its Evinrude E-TEC engines are compliant to new Australian emissions standards. Australian exhaust emissions standards for outdoor power equipment and marine engines were finalized in December, 2017. The standards will be phased in to allow the industry time to transition.As of July 1, 2018, new high polluting outdoor power equipment and marine engines, such as conventional carbureted two-stroke outboard engines, can no longer be imported into Australia. By July 1, 2019 only clean-technology outdoor power equipment andmarine engines can be supplied to the Australian market.

NMMA Recognizes 52 Boat and Engine Manufacturers with CSI Awards

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) announced 52 recipients of the 2016 Marine Industry Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) Awards for excellence in customer satisfaction. Award recipients were acknowledged this morning during the Innovation Breakfast at the 2017 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show in Miami. The Marine Industry CSI Awards honor boat and engine manufacturers who actively measure customer satisfaction and pursue continuous improvement to better serve their customers. Award recipients…

NMMA Recognizes 46 Boat and Engine Manufacturers

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA)  announced 46 recipients of the 2015 Marine Industry Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) Awards for excellence in customer satisfaction. Award recipients were acknowledged this morning during the annual Industry Breakfast at the 2016 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show  in Miami. The Marine Industry CSI Awards honor manufacturers who actively measure customer satisfaction and pursue continuous improvement to better serve the customer. Award recipients achieved…

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Common-rail Injection for Sub-110hp Marine Diesels

The new JH-CR series engines from Yanmar bring the benefits of common-rail fuel injection technology to units of below 110mhp. Boat owners can now choose digitally-controlled common-rail engines from the Yanmar range with power outputs starting as low as 45mhp.The company will launch the new engines at Boot Düsseldorf 2015, with immediate availability through its worldwide distributor network. "Ever since the early 2000s, diesel engine manufacturers have been using common-rail fuel injection to meet ever-tighter emissions regulations…

Boston Whaler Awarded for Customer Satisfaction

Boston Whaler has been recognized again for its customer service, earning a Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) Award from the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) for the eleventh year in a row. One of 46 recipients nationwide to receive the award, Boston Whaler was recognized in the Fiberglass Outboard Boats category during the 2014 International BoatBuilders Exhibition and Conference (IBEX). The CSI Awards measure customer satisfaction, only recognizing boat and engine manufacturers that receive the highest marks.

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ZF Marine: New Transmissions, New CEO

Marine propulsion system technology providers ZF Marine says it expanded its portfolio of transmissions for the commercial craft segment when two hybrid-ready systems were launched at the recent SMM show in Hamburg. Daniel Härter has also taken charge as CEO of ZF Marine Propulsion Systems. ZF Marine is strengthening its range of workboat transmissions with the brand new ZF W10000 family, designed mainly for the offshore and tugboat market. Bringing the latest in hybrid-ready propulsion technology…

Custom Exhaust System Quiets Lively Sportfisher

American Custom Yachts president Dominick LaCombe knows every component is important when it comes to making fine and fast vessels. His new 90' custom sportfisher C'est La Vie pushes the power package envelope, with nearly 9,300 hp at his command to fly across the waves at almost 48 knots. The beefy twin MTU diesels require precision-engineered exhaust systems to handle high temperatures in scant available engine room space. To optimize performance and help tame noise aboard C'est La Vie, LaCombe turned to Marine Exhaust Systems.

New Air Regulator from TDI Improves Air Flow Consumption

Tech Development (TDI) introduces its new TurboFlow Air Regulator which the company says dramatically improves air delivery to the start system. The TurboFlow Regulator combined with other TDI start system components provides perfectly matched air-flow to the turbine starter for improved reliability and significant system savings. “One of our marine customers was looking to get more than the three starts they were receiving from their air reservoir using a competitive pre-engaged turbine starter,” states Dave Rawlins, Senior Product Manager at TDI.

Marine Exhaust Systems G-19 water drop generator muffler

New Compact Genset Muffler

Equipment noise can quickly spoil the ambiance of even the most luxurious craft. Such problems are a thing of the past for lovely 130' Lady Kath, according to her captain, Bill Hipple. A new Marine Exhaust Systems G-19 water drop generator muffler significantly reduced genset exhaust noise, creating more peaceful days and nights for all onboard. After the installation, Lady Kath's 65 kW naturally aspirated Northern Lights generator exhaust was only 74 dBA. This allows normal tone conversation.

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Boston Whaler Receives Tenth Consecutive NMMA Award

For a tenth consecutive year, Boston Whaler was recognized for excellence in customer satisfaction by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) as a recipient of the 2013 Customer Satisfaction (CSI) Award. As announced by the NMMA at the 2013 International BoatBuilders Exhibition and Conference (IBEX), Boston Whaler earned its award in the Fiberglass Outboard Boats category. The CSI Awards measure customer satisfaction, only recognizing boat and engine manufacturers that receive the highest marks.

Couplings For Maximum Comfort

Leisure boats are generally characterised by drive systems that are specially optimized with respect to comfort and noise. The drive engines used for such applications are those that typically have a high level of power density and low weight. In conjunction with this lightweight construction design, there are stringent requirements specified for optimal response to torsional vibrations and the misalignment capacity of flexible couplings. Vulkan Couplings offers the leading product portfolio for these applications that consists of elastic engine mounts…

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Raymarine Introduces New Interface

New low-cost ECI-100 Universal Engine and Control Interface offers a single point of connection for engines and drive-by-wire propulsion systems. Raymarine is proud to announce the launch of the ground-breaking new ECI-100 Universal Engine and Control Interface. The ECI-100 is an innovative device for boat builders and system integrators that bridges the gap between engine instrumentation, drive-by-wire propulsion systems, and Raymarine network navigation systems. The ECI-100…

Caterpillar Marine Power Systems Extends Parts Warranty

All Cat brand parts utilized in marine applications are now covered for one year. Caterpillar Marine Power Systems is pleased to announce it has increased the warranty on Cat Brand Parts used in all marine applications from six months to one year. The warranty covers all parts used in Cat  marine engines, Cat marine generator sets, Cat branded marine control systems and Cat marine transmissions. The extended coverage applies to all parts sold or utilized in service work on or after June 1, 2012. Of note, there will be no additional cost to customers for this significant extension of warranty protection.

Caterpillar, FPT Sign Agreement

Caterpillar Incorporated and FPT Industrial S.p.A. announce an agreement in the field of marine pleasure craft engines. According to the new agreement, combining the vast marine know-how of Caterpillar and the leading edge technology of FPT Industrial, the new Cat C8.7 and Cat C12.9, with a displacement of 8.7 and 12.9 liters respectively, will offer yacht manufacturers a broad array of horsepower ratings ranging from 650 to 1000 mhp. In order to meet customers’ unique requirements, each engine will be offered in several different configurations; all will conform to Tier 3 emissions regulations.

SHIPPINGInsight Fleet Optimization Conference Update

Early Bird Pricing Extended for SHIPPINGInsight Fleet Optimization Conference; More than 30 Industry Experts to Address Challenges and Solutions for Reducing Costs and Enhancing Efficiency in Ship Operations. The organizers of the SHIPPINGInsight 2012 Fleet Optimization Conference in Stamford, Conn., have extended the deadline for Early Bird registration until Sept. 21st. The $995 Early Bird registration represents a savings of $400 off the full onsite conference fee of $1,395. Taking place at the Sheraton Stamford Hotel Oct.