Monday, January 16, 2017

Outboard Engines News

Photo: Mercury Marine

Mercury Marine Expands Its Joystick Technology

Mercury Marine, a  manufacturer of recreational marine engines, has officially announced the launch of Joystick Piloting for Inboards on single-engine tow sport boats. The joystick technology allows the engine to work with bow and stern thrusters to provide ultimate vessel control and a superior driving experience for the boater. The system is designed to work with the tow sports variants of Mercury’s new and award-winning range of purpose-built marine inboard and sterndrive engines. Dealers and consumers around the country are raving about the newest technology from Mercury Marine.

Inaguration of the new factory in China Photo Wärtsilä

Wärtsilä CSSC JV Opens Factory in China

CSSC Wärtsilä Engine Co Ltd (CWEC), the joint venture company formed between Wärtsilä and China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC), has formally opened its new production facilities located at Lingang, Shanghai. The opening ceremony took place on 9 January, and was attended by top executives from both Wärtsilä and CSSC. The new 20,000 m2 production plant is the first in China capable of locally producing large-bore, medium speed diesel and dual-fuel (DF) engines. The plant will also manufacture medium-bore, medium speed diesel and DF engines.

Image: John Deere Power Systems

John Deere Marine Engines Meet RCD II

John Deere Power Systems (JDPS) announced that eight of its marine propulsion engines meet the Recreational Craft Directive II (RCD II). The lineup of PowerTech marine engines with power ratings from 75 to 559 kW (100 to 750 hp) offers customers a broad selection of reliable and powerful engine options. The PowerTech propulsion engines that meet the requirements for RCD II will be European Conformity (CE) marked in accordance with the new directive. “We are fully prepared to meet…

Photo: Power Fuel Savers

Fuel Catalyst Makes Engines More Efficient

Engines are designed to run on refinery grade fuel. At the time fuel is refined, it is at its purest state; however, it deteriorates rapidly as it oxidizes and is attacked by a host of organisms (bacteria, yeast, molds), that change the molecular structure of the fuel. The Fitch Fuel Catalyst (FFC) reverses this natural aging process by inducing a chemical reaction using a patented metal alloy catalyst (not a liquid additive) that reforms diesel fuel, creating a more combustible, cleaner burning product as evidenced by the end-user comments presented in this document.