WATCH: First installation of Yanmar’s new 6LF engines in Europe

Yanmar Marine International has completed the first installation in Europe of its new high horsepower 6LF diesel engines. Spanish Yanmar dealer Motonáutica Balear, based in Mallorca, repowered Magnum 40 motorboat Adriana with two Yanmar 6LF530 models and upgraded the electronics and controls.

The electronically managed, common rail 530mhp output engines, rated at 3000rpm/390 kW, replaced two 20-year-old mechanical 420hp/2800rpm units.

Suitable for large superyacht tenders, planing and semi-planing motoryachts up to 55ft and light-duty commercial vessels, the new compact 6LF range expands YANMAR’s product line-up with higher power solutions. The three output models – 485, 530 and 550 mhp – are controlled by the Yanmar VC20 system, for three engines with up to four stations, and feature Yanmar’s proprietary fuel mapping and a larger mixing elbow for reliable and consistent output performance. The 3000rpm engines are custom engineered to offer direct connectivity to NMEA and J1939 CAN-bus networks.

Andreu Martínez, Motonáutica Balear, says: “The installation of the new YANMAR 6LF engines in the Adriana has been an industry first for Europe. The Adriana had two 20-year-old diesel engines and their combined performance and fuel consumption were poor by today’s standards. By replacing the engine and accessories entirely with the new Yanmar motor, the vessel now has efficient, reliable power for any task required.”

Martijn Oggel, global sales manager of Yanmar comments: “We are excited to announce we are now shipping the first 6LF units to our customers. These new electronically managed, higher power engines are a proven solution for jet and shaft drives and are customized by Yanmar for reliability and easy installation, with our gear box configuration reducing vibration and increasing efficiency. With low emission benefits, the 6LF will bring significant advantages and enhanced on-board comfort to more boat owners, operators and builders.”

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