Product portfolio extended with advanced six-model powerboat engines

Yanmar 6LF

The Yanmar 6LF series is well-suited for both leisure and commercial marine applications

Two new engine series, the 6LF and 6LT, were launched by Yanmar Marine International at Boot Düsseldorf this week.

The two new series are an advanced six-model powerboat line-up which extends Yanmar’s portfolio of common rail marine diesel engines to encompass an output range from 40mhp to 640mhp. This represents the most comprehensive product range available from any marine engine manufacturer.

With the 485-640mhp span in the 6LF and 6LT engines, this enables Yanmar to supply boat owners with compact, high-performance units for new markets and a widening customer base. The two engine series are well-suited for leisure boats as well as light duty commercial applications.

The two series, consisting of the 3000rpm 6LF485, 6LF530 and 6LF550 engines and 2530rpm 6LT500, 6LT580 and 6LT640 engines, feature Yanmar’s next generation VC20 vessel control system for enhanced on-board comfort and an easier overall boating experience. The global emission-certified diesel engines also offer leading fuel economy and are compatible with a wide range of fuel types.

Available as a complete Yanmar package including engine, ZF transmission and VC20 vessel control system, the 6LF and 6LT are supplied with a full range of options.

Martijn Oggel, global sales manager of Yanmar Marine International, said: “With the launch of our new engines, Yanmar’s renowned common rail range now reaches 640mhp, representing a significant expansion of our line-up from the previous limit of 440mhp. We are excited to bring the efficiency, performance and low emission benefits of the higher power 6LF and 6LT models, alongside the reassurance of Yanmar’s reputation for high quality, reliability and technological advancements, to more boat owners and commercial operators.”

He added: “Ideal for semi-planing and planing hulls with inboard propulsion systems, the engines offer compact, light-weight and high-performance powerboat solutions. They are also the first new Yanmar range to incorporate our new VC20 vessel control system. Demonstrating our commitment to leading by technology, this next generation system will feature across our range of common rail engines, playing an essential role in improving the entire on-board experience.”

New owners of the 6LF and 6LT series can take advantage of Yanmar’s global distribution network, including local dealer support and genuine spare parts supply. The 6LF and 6LT series will be available from Q3, 2020.