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February 14, 2020   |

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Boat and Yacht Shows Highlight Innovations in Marine Diesel Power for Recreational Boating

Main Propulsion, Auxiliary and Outboard Technology and Marine Services

February 14, 2020 (MIAMI, FL) –
As the 2020 Miami International Boat and Yacht Shows kick off, the latest in advanced diesel power is on full display, demonstrating the continued innovation in power and efficiency across a diverse range of applications for new recreational boats and the largest yachts.

“The Miami International Boat and Yacht Shows never ceases to amaze with the innovation on display both above deck and below, from engine power to sophisticated bridge control technology, in both the smallest vessels and the largest mega-yachts. No where is this more evident than in the engine rooms and now the sterns of some of the most popular vessels,” said Allen Schaeffer, executive director of the Diesel Technology Forum, a not-for-profit educational organization representing leaders in diesel engine and equipment manufacturing, key component suppliers and fuel interests.

“Whether a weekend charter sportfishing boat operating a hundred miles offshore or a mega yacht traversing the globe, mariners need reliable, durable and efficient power, which is why diesel remains a technology of choice. Diesel technology for today’s marine applications is a far cry from that of decades ago. More efficiency, power and performance are evident in new propulsion and auxiliary power products for yacht and recreational boat applications from leaders like Caterpillar, Cummins, Deere and FPT. In addition, new outboard diesel power offerings from Yanmar Marine now bring a powerful and efficient diesel option to the stern on smaller to mid-size vessels, while the emergence of new hybrid propulsion systems from MTU – A Rolls-Royce solution -- that combine electrified components and propulsion with advanced diesel engines, proves that diesel manufacturers are delivering outstanding new options for boat builders and buyers.

“Mariners have a particular relationship with the environment, and each year there is an increasing emphasis on sustainability and minimizing impacts on the waterways. Diesel engine manufacturers are doing their part to contribute by lowering emissions and fuel consumption in new engine and systems offerings. Plus, a little-known fact outside the industry is that the marine engine community has long offered engine reconditioning, rebuilding and upgrade programs for their products, reducing the demand for new components and raw material manufacturing, as part of a circular economy.”

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About the Diesel Technology Forum

The Diesel Technology Forum is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of diesel engines, fuel and technology. Forum members are leaders in clean diesel technology and represent the three key elements of the modern clean-diesel system: advanced engines, vehicles and equipment, cleaner diesel fuel and emissions-control systems. For more information visit http://www.dieselforum.org.


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