MTU at Dubai International Boat Show with latest generation of yacht engines
mars 13, 2012
- MTU Series 2000 engines with higher power outputs and improved power-to-weight ratio
- Model 4000 M53/M63 engines with outputs from 746 to 2,240 kW (1,000 to 3,000 bhp) tailored for displacement yachts
- Comprehensive range of services with MTU ValueCare
Friedrichshafen/Dubai, 13 March 2012. From 13 to 17 March, Tognum will be showcasing its latest MTU-brand Series 2000 and 4000 yacht engines at the Dubai International Boat Show (booth: ESS-P6). The company’s exhibits will also include automation and service solutions.
The Series 2000 M94 marine engine boasts the highest performance values in its class and an improved power-to-weight ratio. An increase of up to 8 percent in power output has been achieved over the previous model. Available in 8, 10, 12 and 16-cylinder versions, the engine covers the 930 to 1,940 kW (1,250 to 2,600 bhp) range at 2,450 rpm. With respect to fuel consumption at cruising speed and generation of higher charge pressures at lower rpms, turbocharger performance has been enhanced – key to shortening acceleration time on seagoing vessels. On top of that, the unit meets all emissions standards applying to marine engines worldwide and comes automatically equipped with a SOLAS (Safety of Life At Sea) certificate. To ensure that the surface temperature of the engine never exceeds 220 °C, the M94 also features double-walled fuel lines and triple-walled, water-cooled turbocharger and exhaust gas lines. That helps keep the temperature in the engine room relatively low, which in turn enhances comfort and safety. The M94 is also an exceptionally quiet engine, boasting extremely low sound pressure levels when idle or at low speeds.
Model 4000 M73/M93 diesel engines are powerful, clean and they boast an outstanding power-to-weight ratio which puts them at the top of their class for acceleration. Available in 12, 16 and 20-cylinder versions, they cover a performance range from 2,340 to 4,300 kW (3,140 to 5,770 bhp) and have enjoyed a high level of success in yacht applications for many years.
The latest engines in the series, Model 4000 M53/M63, are available in 8V, 12V and 16V versions covering the 746 to 2,240 kW (1,000 to 3,000 bhp) range. Their low fuel consumption, which extends the vessels’ maximum range, makes them particularly suitable for operation in displacement yachts. This long-stroke engine develops high torque and thus delivers excellent acceleration even at low load. Other outstanding features include the engines’ high levels of availability and reliability coupled with long maintenance intervals of up to 33,000 hours which are especially significant for displacement yachts. The engines also offer excellent acoustic characteristics which contribute considerably to the level of on-board comfort. All Series 4000 engines meet globally applicable marine exhaust standards and come with SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) certification as standard.
Also featuring in MTU’s tradeshow presentation is “Smartline” and “Blueline” – the standard ship automation systems for monitoring and control of MTU’s Series 2000 and 4000 propulsion systems. The system is suitable for different propulsion configurations such as fixed pitch propeller (FPP) or water jets.
Alongside its outstanding products, MTU also offers its customers comprehensive and reliable support services in its MTU ValueCare program which includes extended warranty coverage (Extended Propulsion Coverage, EPC). Also available are precision-tailored maintenance contracts, “Remote Services” and the fast and dependable supply of high-quality original-brand spare parts anywhere in the world.