Marine Engines

Learn about the newest and time-tested boat engines.

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Born to Race, Engineered for All.

Nothing fuels innov­ation like a race program. Time will tell what advancements will be born from Mercury’s 360 APX.

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Volvo Penta on the Move

Volvo Penta to Shutter Seven Marine and Launch Electric IPS.

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Green Energy on Vripack's Concept Superyacht

Futura, a 216-foot concept yacht, is designed to use an electricity-generating kite to produce power.

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Raider Outboards: The Engines that Power the Military

Raider Outboards are built to survive a jump out of an airplane and a swim in salt water.

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Outboard of Tomorrow

Diesel outboards continue to improve as do electrical engines. How long before they give traditional gas-powered motors a run for their money?

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Virtual Boat Show: Yamaha Helm Master EX

VIDEO: Take an exclusive ride with Yamaha and see how the new Helm Master EX joystick controls a single-outboard boat.

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Single Outboard Joysticks Have Arrived

The new Helm Master EX incorporates autopilot, digital steering and joystick control for smaller boats with single engines. But can it move the boat sideways?

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Time for Lithium?

Lead-acid batteries are so 20th century; lithium’s the future. Making the switch is costly, but there are major benefits.

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What’s next for owners of Evinrude-powered boats?

What does a hard stop in new outboard production mean for Evinrude owners?

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Fire and Metal

A look inside Yamaha’s propeller facility, where a drop of sweat can cause an explosion.

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Clean Fuel, Happy Engine

You wouldn’t drink dirty water, so don’t feed your engine dirty fuel.

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Will hydrogen-powered fuel cells power the boat of tomorrow?

Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe and a promising green energy source.

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Diesel Engine Myths

When it comes to your boat’s engines don’t believe everything you hear. In the interest of keeping our readers informed, we debunk the five particularly egregious engine misconceptions making their way through the boating community.

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Outboard Steering Just Got Simpler

Dometic Marine’s all-electric actuator removes the need for hydraulics in a simple, clean and feature-rich outboard steering system.

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How to Keep the Pipes Clear on Seawater-Cooled Systems

Critters abound in salt water, just waiting to wreak havoc on sea water-cooled systems. Here's how to keep 'em at bay.

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Exhausting the Options

Major Boat Manufacturers Attempt to Comply with 2021 Marine Diesel Emissions Rules

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How to Make Your Outboard Last Forever

A modern outboard will last a long, long time with only basic care and maintenance.

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Testing Cox CXO300 Diesel Outboards

Capt. Bill Pike puts Cox's CXO300 diesel outboards through the ringer to see how they stack up compared to gas outboards. The results surprised even him.

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Volvo Penta’s Latest Diesel Powerplants

Volvo Penta’s new D4 and D6 engines are only the beginning of what the manufacturer has in store.

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Tested: Tohatsu Propane Outboard

Alternate fuel sources for smaller outboards are a hot topic today, which is why we're testing a Tohatsu propane outboard out on the vineyard.

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Engineering the Future

Torqeedo's "Electric Days" celebration features a veritable fleet of electric boats. Here's what the future looks like.

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Review: Yamaha 425-hp XTO Offshore Outboard

Yamaha’s most powerful offering debuts a number of new features and some industry firsts.

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Review: Mercury Racing Debuts 450-hp Outboard

Supercharged 4.6-Liter V8 has best power-to-weight ratio in industry. We tested Mercury's new 450-hp 450R outboards on 10 boats including the Cigarette Tirranna, Midnight Express 43 Open, Sea Ray SLX-R 350, and Formula 430 SSC. Read our full review here.

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The Antique Outboard Motor Club

A collection of vintage outboards and the group of men who breathe life into the past.