Engine Special: Top-Tier Diesels
Technology is helping the latest marine diesel engines get cleaner and more powerful for 2012.
The things we hate about diesel engines are that they smoke like crazy on startup and they’re loud. Well new engines from some of the best-known names in diesels could turn everyone’s perception on a dime. In the past year, Cummins, Volvo Penta, Caterpillar, John Deere, and Yanmar have all introduced engines that meet the Environmental Protection Agency’s Tier III emissions rating. While that’s great news, boaters will like the other benefits they bring: more power and quieter operation. Most can be used in inboard, pod, or stern drive applications. Read on to find one that suits your needs.