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January 16, 2019

Yanmar, Catana Partner

Photo: Yanmar

Demand for catamarans is increasing, especially in the burgeoning charter market, as a result, a new partnership between a pioneering French boat builder and a Japanese marine engine manufacturer is already making big waves in this growing sector of the maritime market.

For Catana President Olivier Poncin, enabling customers to discover new horizons was one of the main reasons that drove him to design a new ‘Bali’ range of catamarans. Launched in 2014, they have attracted a phenomenal amount of interest – and a full order book – from charter companies and private customers.

Charter companies have found Yanmar engines to be reliable over many years. They might plan to run a boat for up to ten years, so having a Yanmar is not only important for anticipating running costs, but also for adding resale value.

The advantages for private buyers are similar. Reliable engines from an established company dedicated to service with one of the largest networks in the world mean owners can rest assured, knowing their yacht is powered by Yanmar.

Yanmar’s commitment to the environment drives the development of reliable, durable and powerful products that not only realize sustainable solutions to the challenges customers face, but help ensure a better world for future generations.

Yanmar offers a choice of marine engine options to power catamarans, which have been designed to be the ‘best in class’ across five key aspects: clean, interconnectivity, quiet, powerful, and fuel efficient.

The engines surpass strict global emission standards for virtually odor- and smoke-free operation, and are uniquely engineered to integrate with the latest electronic components and multi-function displays for advanced engine monitoring and control. They are extremely fuel efficient, minimizing consumption and optimizing performance with precise, digitally-controlled fuel injection.

Furthermore, the JH common rail and 4LV series are the perfect solution for new builds and repowering, due to their compact size that allows them to easily fit into previous model footprints. Offering quiet operation, superior torque and low vibration levels, these connected, smart and environmentally responsible engines enable quick and precise maneuvering, and have also been designed for easier boatyard installation.

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