Rolls-Royce strengthens position in US boating market

Following a record year for its mtu series 2000 engine in America, Rolls-Royce says it has strengthened its position in the US sportfishing and yacht markets.

“We are on the verge of breaking the 300,000 hp mark in power delivered this year with our mtu series 2000 M96 engine, with builders utilizing our 10V, 12V and 16V cylinder variants,” says Andrew Boyer, senior sales manager yacht for America.

“The 300,000 hp is spread over about 130 engines. Performance and reliability have impressed our customers for many years and have led to this record result.

“In addition, we are equipping some larger motor yachts made in the USA with the mtu 16V2000M97L with SCR exhaust after treatment, which meets both EPA T3R and IMO III emissions regulations.”

Rolls-Royce‘s Power Systems division is currently exhibiting its mtu 16V2000M96L at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (25-29 October 2023). The company is also providing an overview of its automation solutions for yachts, the mtu NautIQ Blue Vision NewGeneration yacht automation system, and debuting the mtu NautIQ Bridge at the show. The latter is contributed by the recently acquired subsidiary Team Italia Marine, a specialist in integrated automation and navigation for large yachts.

Denise Kurtulus, vice president global marine at Rolls-Royces Power Systems business unit, comments: “Many customers of European yacht yards come from America. That’s why we want to explain our portfolio to American customers in Fort Lauderdale, which can be found in many large series as well as superyachts from European production for the American yacht market.”

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