MTU Marine Engines

Posted by MarineFuel News
June 14th, 2010
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MTU stands for Motoren- und Turbinen-Union and is a German diesel manufacturer that provides diesel power for luxury yachts. The company does manufacture a wide range of diesel engines for marine use.

MTU is 100 years old in 2009. In 1909 the company started by producing engines for lighter-than-air airships, the Zeppelins. MTU built the world’s first large, turbocharged, high-speed diesel in 1934. In the 1950′s MTU moved into marine propulsion. The company’s history is broadly diversified in large diesel power applications including ferries, workboats and yachts as well as heavy agriculture, rail, military and oil and gas. MTU also provides complete propulsion systems for many of the industries it serves. For recreational marine MTU declares the following benefits to their diesel engines:

  • Years of experience and excellent references in demanding naval applications as well as in yachting
  • System expertise for maximum performance and maximum comfort
  • State-of-the-art technologies
  • Best power-to-weight ratio

MTU’s range of engine offering for recreational marine use is very broad, ranging from a 2.8L 4-cylinder model producing 207 hp. up to 35L V-16s putting out over 2,400 hp. Some of MTU’s featured engines are the Series 60 with 12L displacement and up to 600 hp., the Series 2000 which comes in V-8, V-10 and V-12 configurations and power from 960 to 2,000 hp. and the Series 4000 with V-8, v-12, V-16 and V-20 setups providing up to 5,700 hp. The company also offers diesel-electric and gas turbine propulsions systems for mega-yachts looking for the most efficient and powerful engine systems. MTU focuses their yacht offerings into three categories:

  • Performance yachts: fast vessels with low load factors
  • Displacement yachts: larger yachts that spend a significant amount of time at sea
  • Megayachts: vessels that may require different propulsion systems than the typical high speed diesels

MTU provides German engineered marine propulsion systems for the most advanced yachting applications. If you are interested in this type of marine diesel application, download the company’s Yacht brochure. It is worth taking a look at the brochure just for the outstanding yacht pictures and the amount of detailed information the company provides about their products.



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