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Breathe Easy

By Elizabeth Ginns Britten — June 2004


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Most people are familiar with the threat of carbon monoxide poisoning in their house, but it’s also a threat onboard. That’s why Westerbeke has unveiled its new line of low-emission, gasoline-powered Safe-Co gensets. The Safe-Co series was designed in response to what the company says is a growing problem of carbon monoxide poisonings and deaths among recreational boaters.

The series, which includes nine models using two-, three-, and four-cylinder engines, uses a combination of patent-pending engineering and electronic fuel injection to achieve a more than 99-percent reduction of carbon monoxide emissions, says the company. According to a Westerbeke product video, the Safe-Co gensets reduced CO emissions to less than 3 parts per million (ppm) while operating at 60 Hz and 1800 rpm. That’s down from the minimum 10,000 ppm the company says is found in conventional genset exhaust.

Westerbeke Phone: (508) 823-7677.

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This article originally appeared in the May 2004 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.

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