Cummins Marine Engines RCD 2 Certified

August 15, 2016

Yachting Journal

  • Photo courtesy of Cummins
  • Photo courtesy of Cummins
  • Photo courtesy of Cummins

  • Photo courtesy of Cummins

Cummins Inc. has announced that its QSB6.7, QSC8.3, QSL9 and QSM11 marine engines have been certified to the new Recreational Craft Directive 2013/53/EU (RCD 2) emissions regulation.

RCD 2 applies to any recreational watercraft with a hull length between 2.5 meters and 24 meters. Certification comes ahead of the Jan. 18, 2017, mandatory implementation date for RCD 2, making Cummins one of the first marine diesel manufacturers to have its products certified.

All Quantum Series propulsion ratings previously available with RCD 1 certification are now certified to the stricter RCD 2 standard. Further, no design changes were required in order to achieve certification, ensuring minimal impact to installation requirements for OEMs.

According to Scott Malindzak, Marine Segment Leader, "After Jan. 18, 2017, only products certified to RCD 2 may be made available to the EU (European Union) market. Early certification ensures that OEMs using Cummins engines can continue to meet vessel delivery timelines with no disruption to build schedules."

Cummins recreational marine products, including Quantum Series engines from 6.7 liters to 11 liters, are fully supported by the Cummins global service network, with more than 600 distributor locations, 24/7 support from Cummins Care marine specialists and the largest international parts and service network of any engine manufacturer. Additionally, the engines are covered by a standard comprehensive two-year warranty that is both transferable and valid at any Cummins-authorized marine outlet worldwide.

Cummins full line of RCD 2-certified products will be on display at the Southampton Boat Show, Sept. 16-25, in Southampton, U.K., where customers can speak with product experts and obtain additional product information in stand No. E041.

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