MTU’s Yacht Products on Display in Southampton

September 11, 2015

Yachting Journal

Rolls-Royce is set to showcase MTU’s latest offerings for the yacht market, including propulsion systems, bridge components, automation products and service/support package, at the Southampton Boat Show from September 11-20, 2015.

On display will be the new Series 2000 M96 yacht engine from MTU, part of Rolls-Royce Power Systems within the Land & Sea division of Rolls-Royce. The new power unit meets the U.S. EPA Tier 3 emission standard for leisure craft and offers improved acceleration capabilities and economical fuel consumption, according to the manufacturer. It is available as a 12-cylinder or 16-cylinder version with power ratings from 1,268 to 1,939 kW.

With a new design concept for control lever, digital touch displays, control panels and analogue display instruments, the components have been redesigned in collaboration with Italian designer Pininfarina. The new bridge components will be available to shipbuilders for use in standard production models from spring 2016. The components can be installed in any control desk and can be combined with the MTU Blue Vision New Generation automation system.

MTU supplies yacht propulsion systems and complete system engineering solutions from a single source. Shipyards are frequently supplied with an engine and gearbox system with optimized interfaces that is fully monitored and controlled by an MTU automation system. For standard production yachts, MTU offers main propulsion units and gearboxes with outputs ranging from 261 to 4,300kW, as well as gensets for onboard power supply with ratings up to 280kW, and emergency power generators. 

The MTU Premium Yacht Service includes all MTU ValueCare products and can be tailored to the individual client. MTU offers a global support service for the full life of the engine, with a new extended warranty of up to 11 years, customizable maintenance contracts and a 24/7 Customer Assistance Center.

Environmental Protection Agencypropulsion systemsRolls-Royce Power Systems