German engine manufacturer has developed the new model in two power clases. The i6-730 with 537 kW (730 hp) and the i6-800 with 588 kW (800 hp).

MAN Engines has announced that its latest generation of six-cylinder engines for displacement-hull yachts and planing-hull boats up to 55 feet will make its European premiere at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2016.

The newly developed marine engine, with a capacity of 12.4 l, is available in two power classes. The i6-730 with 537 kW (730 hp) and the i6-800 with 588 kW (800 hp).

The unit is MAN’s latest generation of the common rail injection system. With up to 1800 bar the new model generates high medium pressures and optimises combustion, the manufacturer claims. This in turn ensures low vibrations and noise emissions as well as low fuel consumption.

Botth the MAN i6-800 and MAN i6-730 have been singled out for the international Red Dot Award for their high-quality design.

“With the introduction of the i6, we now have an MAN engine which no longer purely represents reliability and power. The outstanding design of the i6 is the “icing on the cake” for luxury yachts, and next to dynamics, it also brings aesthetics to the engine room,” says Claus Benzler, head of MAN Marine Engines.

Another showpiece is the twelve-cylinder MAN V12-1900 engine with 1324 kW (1900 hp), which is optionally available with a design cover and chrome- or gold-plated cylinder head covers. The most powerful engine in the MAN Engines portfolio to date had its world premiere in Cannes in 2015.

In addition, MAN says that a wide range of boats fitted with MAN engines will be on display at Cannes Yachting Festival 2016. These include:

  • AB 100 (triple-engine system) from AB Yachts
  • DL 26m from DL Yachts
  • 850 from Ferretti Yachts (first showing)
  • Sunseeker 86 Yacht

In the over 100ft class two boats from Arcadia Yachts fitted with MAN engines will be on display: the Arcadia 100 (2 x MAN V8-1000) and Arcadia 115 (2 x MAN V8-1200).

MAN Engines itself will be giving the MAN i6-800 its first European outing during the Cannes Yachting Festival at stand Jetée 176 from 6-9 September.

MAN’s top-of-the-range V12-1900 engine will be on display at the stand of Monte Carlo Yachts.