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

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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.

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