Danish boatbuilder X-Yachts to equip its new 12.5m X4 model with the Yanmar 4JH45 common-rail diesel engine as standard. The sailing cruiser specialist has also chosen Yanmar’s 6BY3-160 series as option for its new X6 sailing boat

Yanmar Marine International (YMI) has announced that its 4JH45, the smallest common-rail diesel engine available in the boating market, has been chosen as standard equipment by Danish performance sailing cruiser builder X-Yachts for its new 12.5m X4 model.

“We are very pleased to be associated with X-Yachts, a company that’s noted for building production craft of a very high order,” says Floris Lettinga, YMI’s global sales manager. “We believe that our new JH range of compact high-performance, high-efficiency and ultra low-emission common-rail diesels complements the design and manufacturing principles of Scandinavia’s premier performance sailing cruiser brand,” he adds.

Lettinga also points out that engine features “exceptionally low noise, vibration, exhaust gas fume levels”.

Yanmar’s 4JH series has been designed from the outset specifically for marine applications. The 4JH45 is a four-cylinder, 2.2lt and naturally aspirated engine that delivers 45mhp at 3,000rpm. It meets EPA Tier3 and RCD2 (2016) emissions standards.

The new X4 sailing cruiser from X-Yachts will make her debut during the upcoming summer and autumn boat show season. At the same time, the Danish boatbuilder will unveil its 20.1m sibling, the new X6 model, which will also be fitted with a Yanmar marine engine. In this case it will be the Yanmar 6BY3-160 Series, offered as an option for this model and with shaft-drive transmission.

This six-cylinder, 3lt common-rail engine delivers 160mhp with assistance from turbocharged and charge-cooled aspiration.

Marine enquine manufacturer Yanmar has a global workforce of over 17,000 and a sales network operating in more than 130 countries.

Yanmar designs and manufactures diesel engines, accessories and customised equipment for a wide range of applications in pleasure craft and commercial marine vessels, for industrial use, agricultural machinery, construction equipment and cogeneration power systems.