2004 Engine Preview
Engines — Elizabeth
Ginns Britten, Capt. Ken Kreisler, and Capt. Patrick Sciacca
2004 Engines Preview
|A complete guide to what’s new in marine engines and gensets for the coming year.|
When it comes to our boats, let’s face it: Power matters. If it didn’t, we’d all be sailors. Powerboaters like to get from point A to point B fast, and we like to up the horsepower to see what engines are really made of.
This year there is a slew of developments in the marine engine and genset fields, and our editors have compiled nearly a dozen pages of the latest information you’ll want to know about. Some of the top manufacturers like Volvo Penta, MTU, Yanmar, and Cummins MerCruiser have released quieter, more powerful, and cleaner engines, many of which are compliant with 2006 EPA and 2008 California Air Resources Board (CARB) emission requirements.
Onan, Kohler, and Westerbeke are offering gensets that tout such features as fault monitoring, digital readouts, improved hushboxes, and more compact designs.
So kick back, relax, and take a look at the following pages. But consider yourself warned: You might be tempted to repower afterwards. —E.G.B.
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This article originally appeared in the December 2003 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.