Certainly, Regal’s produced a Cummins Zeus install on the 53 that’s very smooth and efficient. However, the company’s also made the pod units in the engine room exceptionally accessible. Because headroom above the units is virtually unlimited, topping off vital fluids in the drives could not be easier. Note the fill caps and the dipstick—no crawling around in the dark under a low overhead while dealing with drive-unit maintenance here.
The Volvo Penta D8 fills a gap in the company’s line of recreational-boat-ready diesels, and it’s already linked to a next-generation IPS pod. Take our word for it, you’ll be seeing more of this engine at the next boat shows and beyond.
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