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2003 Engines Preview - Westerbeke
Engines — Capt. Ken Kreisler, Capt. Patrick Sciacca, and Elizabeth Ginns

2003 Engines Preview

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Westerbeke has two new small-craft engines that can also be used to power its marine gensets. The 44B Four and 55B Four are the company's solution to an increasing demand for a more powerful, lower-stressed engine that has a longer working life. The 44B Four engine, rated at 44 hp at 3000 rpm, has replaced the 40-hp, 3600 rpm, 44A Four. It weighs just 416 pounds; is fitted with a 2:1, water-cooled standard transmission, and incorporates many customer-requested design features like a standard front-mounted raw-water pump and a self-bleeding fuel system.

The 55B Four is a four-cylinder, 2.18-liter, naturally aspirated diesel rated at 55 hp at 3000 rpm and 110 lb./ft of torque at 1500 rpm. It comes equipped with freshwater lube-oil and transmission oil coolers, a standard self-bleeding fuel system, and prewired low oil pressure and high coolant temperature alarms that plug into its Captain or Admiral instrument panel. Other accessories are available as options to tailor the engine to the user's individual needs. Both engines come with a standard 50-amp alternator, with higher output alternators available as options. Phone: (508) 823-7677. www.westerbeke.com.

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This article originally appeared in the January 2003 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.

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