Propulsion Solutions

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Benetti Yacht Features SCHOTTEL SPJ Propulsion

The 108 m long yacht IJE, built at the Italian shipyard Benetti and recently handed over to its owner, features propulsion solutions from SCHOTTEL. One electrically driven SCHOTTEL Pump Jet type SPJ 132 (500 kW) provides maximum maneuverability. In addition, it allows using only clean, electric propulsion over short distances as well as in DP mode. The gigayacht – according to Benettis classification – is the longest yacht ever built by the Italian shipyard.Low noise and vibration…

At the Monaco Yacht Show Heesen will present its new yacht “Home” (2 x MTU 12V 2000) with hybrid propulsin system. (Photo: Rolls-Royce)

MTU Brings Latest Propulsion Systems to Cannes and Monaco

Rolls-Royce is showing off its latest state-of-the-art propulsion systems and service solutions from MTU for motor and sailing yachts at this year’s yacht shows in Cannes and Monaco. At the Festival de la Plaisance in Cannes, which takes place from September 12 to 17, MTU will be presenting a new close-to-production prototype hybrid system based on its 16-cylinder Series 2000 engine on Stand Jetee 179. The focus will also be on models of the Pininfarina bridge components and MTU’s Premium Yacht Service.

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Mercury Diesel 6.7L Engine Family Unveiled

Mercury Marine has unveiled the new Mercury Diesel 6.7L midrange engine family. The new electronic, common-rail engines will be offered with three power levels:  480hp, 500hp and 550hp. They will be available as inboards or packaged with the Mercury Zeus pod-drive. The new Mercury Diesel engine is compatible with Mercury’s full suite of SmartCraft controls and electronics, including optional joystick piloting for inboards and joystick piloting for pods (Zeus). “Mercury has established itself as providing the best integrated propulsion solutions to our customers…

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Caterpillar Debuts New Display in Miami

Caterpillar Marine launched the next generation Cat Marine 5-inch display for the marine market, joining the recently-introduced 7” and 13” smart displays designed to integrate seamlessly with the high-end yacht bridges. All three new Cat displays, showcased at the Caterpillar booth at the 2015 Miami International Boat Show, will be fully integrated with Cat marine engines and Cat Three60 propulsion solutions. According to Caterpillar, the new 5” display features an eight push-button user interface…

Daniel Härter: Photo ZF Marine

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…

Finning Power Systems Offers Discounted Engine Overhauls

An overhaul is the best way to extend an investment in a Cat marine engine, as returning the equipment to peak condition will ensure optimal productivity can be achieved. At the show Finning will also be offering a free oil sampling kit or operation manual for Cat engine operators, as well as the opportunity to receive 20% off Cat parts on orders transacted between May 27 and June 12. Finning works with boat builders, owners and fleet superintendants, offering a range of Cat, MaK and Perkins marine propulsion solutions, auxiliary engines and packaged generator sets for the fishing sector.

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Caterpillar Showcases Power, Service Solutions

Caterpillar Marine will showcase a comprehensive range of marine propulsion solutions for the yacht industry at the 2013 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, held in October 31-November 4. Featured at this year’s show include the recently announced Cat Three60 Pod 650, an innovative pod designed to revolutionize docking and slow-speed maneuvering for diesel-powered yachts. The pod is specifically designed for the new Cat C8.7 turbocharged/supercharged engine, which was developed in partnership with with Fiat Powertrain Technologies (FPT Industrial…

Pod controls: Image courtesy of Caterpillar Marine

Caterpillar Set to Showcase New Pod Propulsion Engine

Caterpillar Marine say they will unveil a significant product milestone at the 2013 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, introducing the Cat® Three60 Pod 650, which is specifically designed for the new Cat C8.7 electronically controlled marine propulsion engine. The new Cat Three60 Pod 650 revolutionizes docking and slow-speed maneuvering for diesel-powered yachts. Available in spring 2015, the pod is specifically designed to be remarkably easy for customers to learn, with easy ‘push, twist and go’ maneuvering.