DIESEL OUTBOARD INDUSTRY

“Outboard use in the U.S. workboat market is picking up, but it doesn’t come close to matching demand overseas. It’s estimated that about 25% of outboard engines sold globally are used in commercial applications. There’s a trend toward outboard motors, even in larger craft. “Ten years ago, bigger boats would have had inboards, but they are now being purchased with triple and quad outboards. The upfront costs are less, and maintenance is simpler. Fire departments want more speed and more performance, and outboards do the job.” Workboat Magazine Oct 2019 Edition

Latest News

Q&A With Pure Watercraft CEO Andy Rebele

In late November, General Motors said it had acquired a 25 percent stake in Pure Watercraft, the Seattle-based e-propulsion outfit, for approximately $150 million. The automaker plans to invest $35 billion in electric and autonomous vehicle technology during the next four years. The deal with Pure Watercraft reflects GM’s mission to take the “holistic approach necessary for widespread EV adoption.”

Dockmate launches softdocking technology

Dockmate, manufacturer of advanced wireless remote control systems for yachts, announced today an absolute revolution in easy and stress-free docking with SoftDocking, its newly-patented technology. Regardless of the size or type of boat, power or number of engines, one thing that every boater understands is that docking is made more complex by the delay between engaging the throttle and the moment the boat begins to move. Unlike cars, where there is no immediate burst of power when the gas pedal is pushed and the driver can ease into motion, boat engines will fully engage immediately when put into gear. Docking skills are so critical to safe and enjoyable boating that beginner, and even some advanced, boating safety courses have sections entirely dedicated to safe docking techniques.

Electric boat propulsion drives – new gear for 2022

Six of the latest electric boat propulsion drives and outboards new for 2022, as released at the METS trade show.

Neander Names Whiting as New Marketing Director

German outboard manufacturer Neander announced it has welcomed Richard Whiting on board to join the team as marketing director. Whiting brings many years of experience in increasing brand awareness and will be responsible for leading all of the company's communications efforts designed to promote the Dtorque 50 diesel outboard and build customer confidence in the product.

Yamaha Does Not Give up V8 Engines and Develops a Hydrogen one with 442 HP That Only Emits Water

Yamaha does not give up V8 engines and develops a hydrogen one with 442 hp that only emits water. The advancement of anti-pollution regulations has brought with it the general end of large engines , to the dismay of many fans. But Yamaha wants to find a chance for its survival. On the occasion of the last round of the Super Taikyu championship in Okayama, the tuning fork brand exhibited a V8 prototype powered directly by hydrogen instead of gasoline.
See All Latest News

There is no denying that the world is turning green around us and in the maritime environment, discussions about green solutions have become very prevalent. A “Green” trend is influencing everything from supply of solar panels and biodegradable marine cleaning materials to tackling engine emissions and on-board waste-management systems that meet the current stringent environmental standards or generally help towards a better environment. Diesel outboards, for example, are replacing traditional petrol engines and bringing with them “enormous increased efficiency and tremendous cost savings.

Read More