First, here are some marine diesel engine manufacturers with current engine offerings:
MAN Marine Diesel Engines
The MAN Diesel Group is a German company that has been producing diesel engines for over 100 years. The MAN marine diesel products offered in the U.S. range from 6.9 liter displacement I-6 engines up to 24 liter V-12 models. Horsepower rating range from 450 hp up to 1800 hp for the big V-12. You can see a listing of MAN marine engine offerings here.
Yanmar Marine Diesel Engines
Yanmar is a Japanese company producing diesel engines and agricultural machinery. Yanmar Marine Diesel Engine product range from the tiny 0.4 liter 1GM10 making 9 horsepower up to the 15.6 liter SY series making up to 900 hp. Plus, Yanmar also offers a complete stern-drive package and sail-drive setups.
Volvo Marine Diesel Engines
Volvo Penta Marine engines cover a range of applications including diesel inboard, diesel and gas stern drive and the Volvo Penta IPS with pod-mounted, forward facing, counter-rotating propellers. The inboard diesel engines range from 0.5 liter, 12 hp. models up to 12 liter engines making up to 775 horsepower.
Farymann Marine Diesel Engines
Farymann Diesel is a German company that produces small diesel engines. The company was taken over in 1979 by Briggs & Stratton but now is an independent company. Farymans marine diesel offering is a 290 cubic centimeter, single cylinder motor producing 7 horsepower.
Manufacturers that no longer produce new marine diesel engines
Ford Lehman Marine Diesel Engines
Ford Lehman marine diesel engines are a defunct line of power plants that were popular in the 1970′s. Typical power was in the 85 hp to 120 hp range. American Diesel Corp continues to produce a marine diesel engine similar to the Lehman Ford 120 and is a good source for information concerning older Ford Lehman Diesel engines.
Hino Marine Diesel Engines
Hino is a subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corporation. They primarily build medium and heavy duty trucks and buses. Although they currently do not have a marine power division, several models of Hino diesel engines were offered in Bayliner Motoryachts from 1985 until 1995. The Hino marine diesels produced between 110 and 150 horsepower.
It is usually the boat manufacturer that decides what marine diesel engines will be offered in their different models. Some manufacturers offer a choice of engine manufacturers while others have agreements with the engine producers that they believe provide the best performance and value for their boats. The marine diesel engine business is in a constant state of change. Manufacturers of diesel boats are constantly working towards more power with less noise and less emissions.
- MAN Marine Diesel Engines
- Marine Engine Manufacturers – Diesel
- Commander Marine Engines
- MTU Marine Engines
- Marine Engine Manufacturers – Gas or Gasoline
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