The Yanmar 8LV370 is now an option on the 2021 Super Air Nautique G23 and G25
Yanmar Marine International and its southeast US distributor, Mastry Engine Center, have partnered with watersports boat manufacturer Nautique Boat Company Inc to introduce a premium Yanmar diesel package to the recreational wake sports industry and superyacht tender market.
After announcing the joint collaboration two years ago, Yanmar, Mastry and Nautique have developed a package based on the Yanmar 8LV370 marine diesel engine, including custom speed control technology allowing the diesel to communicate seamlessly with the Nautique LINC Panoray and control systems.
The Yanmar diesel is said to be the world’s first fully-integrated diesel option in wake sport boats, available on the newly-launched, next generation 2021 model year Super Air Nautique G23 and G25 wake series of boats.
The benefits of a diesel package offer several advantages to meet key needs across the wake sports boating sector, including:
- Greater fuel efficiency - Already the most efficient diesel engine in its class with electronically-controlled common rail fuel injection technology, the 8LV diesel offers significantly greater fuel efficiency over a gasoline counterpart. The 8LV’s 600 ft lbs of torque on the lower end of the power band delivers superior performance and acceleration but with a lower horsepower output, which saves significantly on fuel burn
- Longer maintenance intervals - Diesel engines also allow for longer maintenance intervals, with the Yanmar operating for 250 hours, or five times longer than a gasoline, between regular services
- Cleaner operation - Yanmar engines are said to be the cleanest marine diesels in the world, far exceeding EPA tier III CO2 and NOx marine emissions regulations and measuring exceptionally low for smoke, odour and noise
”We [Yanmar, Mastry Engine Center, and Nautique] are excited to announce the first fully-integrated solution – a Yanmar diesel package which works seamlessly with Nautique’s helm solution,” says Kevin Carlan, president of Mastry Engine Center. ”It has been developed to work with the industry-leading Zero Off GPS speed control system, integrating with the Nautique display without adding a visible helm component. Also, diesel simply has more intrinsic energy than gasoline so there are incredible efficiency savings.
”With this new option of clean, efficient power which integrates fully with the native Nautique helm and control solutions, Yanmar users can spend less time and money refuelling, less time in the maintenance shop, and more quality time on the water.”
Available as an option in the 2021 Super Air Nautique G23 and G25 boats, the Yanmar 8LV features twin-turbos delivering high torque and ultra-responsive control. It has a power range of 550 to 3,800 rpm for easy manoeuvring and high top-end speed. The 8LV engine is notable for its powerful low-end torque performance and features an 8 cylinder 90 degree V configuration for balanced and smooth operation.