2001 Engine Preview

Engine Overview
Engines — Richard Thiel

Engine Overview
2001 Engine Preview

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Whoever wrote “the more things change, the more they stay the same” clearly was not referring to the marine engine industry. Over the past decade, the makers of both gasoline and diesel engines have almost completely overhauled their product lines and in the process increased power, reduced weight, and minimized emissions. They’ve done this by utilizing technologies unheard of just a few years ago. The result has been a steady stream of new engines of all types, a trend that will continue as we enter the new millenium. As you’ll see in the following section, there are more than 40 new engines on tap for 2001 alone.

But the news isn’t just about product. Following the trend towards a global economy, many engine builders are combining talents, either through joint ventures or by outright acquisition. The result should be even more investment in research and development and eventually more and better marine engines.

These are exciting times in the marine power industry, and the more things change, the better the engines seem to get.

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

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