Diesel engines supply power for vessels that range in size from small boats to medium-size ships requiring as much as 40,000 hp.

MerCruiser’s 6.2L V-8 sterndrive had a grand unveiling at a recent media event in Charlotte, N.C.

Can technology resurrect the I/O?

Despite the gasoline sterndrive’s waning sales numbers, two of the industry’s leading engine makers have stepped up their post-recession development of improved I/O power packages. Competition between Mercury and Volvo Penta is heating up.

Women’s sailing group plans diesel engine workshop

The National Women’s Sailing Association is hosting a two-day diesel engine workshop for women March 15-16 at the Mack Boring Technical Institute in New Bedford, Mass. The two-day workshop covers the proper methods of performing basic engine service and emergency repairs and includes hands-on time with the engines. John Farrell of Mack Boring will be…more

Mack Boring sets open house at new Massachusetts store

Mack Boring & Parts Co. is holding an open house on Thursday and Friday to celebrate the opening of its store in New Bedford, Mass. Lunch will be served Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and breakfast is being served on Friday from 8 to 11 a.m. Engine factory representatives, as well as engine…more

Western Branch Diesel adds new manager

Billy Lambe joined Western Branch Diesel’s team as technical manager for marine, construction and industrial in North Carolina. Lambe will support Western Branch Diesel’s efforts to grow its sales and service business in the North Carolina territory that the company assumed last year from Clarke Power Services (formerly Covington Power Services). Located in the Greensboro…more


Seven Marine 557 Outboards

Expect to see Seven Marine prominently displaying its 557-hp 6.2-liter outboard this fall at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, company officials told Trade Only Today.

Enovation Controls names new CEO

Enovation Controls announced that Patrick W. Cavanagh will serve as president and CEO, effective Feb. 11. “Pat’s knowledge of our company and the markets we serve provides the foundation to build on the success our company has had to date,” executive board chairman Frank Murphy III said in a statement. “We are pleased that this…more

Companies partner on marine catalytic-reduction catalysts

Tenneco, based in Lake Forest, Ill., and Cormetech announced today that they signed a joint development agreement to collaborate on designing ultra-large diameter selective catalytic reduction catalysts for marine engine applications. The Marpol Annex VI and EPA Tier IV regulations require an 80 percent reduction in nitrogen oxide emissions, driving the need for engines to…more

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