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Scania to Power Special Editions of Maritimo X-Series Yachts

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The Maritimo X50. A Performance Edition will get twin 800-hp Scania diesels.

The Maritimo X50. A Performance Edition will get twin 800-hp Scania diesels.

Sweden-based engine manufacturer Scania has entered into a partnership with Australian builder Maritimo to provide engines for special Performance Editions of its X-Series sport motoryachts built for stateside and Canadian clients.

The common-rail diesels — led by a 6-cylinder, 13-liter model and a 16-liter V-8 — will be standard for the X50R and X60R, respectively.

Scania’s 1,150-hp engines will be a standard fit on the X60R.

Scania’s 1,150-hp engines will be a standard fit on the X60R.

Twin, 800-hp DI13 Scania’s will power the X50R, and the X60R will have a pair of the most powerful, 1,150-hp DI16 V-8 diesels. Maritimo claims the X60R will be among the fastest motoryachts they’ve built to date.

“Our engines are designed specifically to meet the needs of performance brands, and with the recent release of our 13- and 16-liter engines, certified for the North American pleasure craft market, we are pleased to extend our business partnership to include Maritimo’s sport motor yachts being built for U.S. and Canadian boaters,” said Scania USA Marine sales manager Al Alcalá in a statement.

The X50R’s engine room with Scania power.

The X50R’s engine room with Scania power.

The smaller diesel is available from 700 to 900 hp, and the V-8 ranges from 1,000 to 1,150 hp. The power plants are emission-certified, meeting the EPA’s Tier 3 standards. Both engines feature compacted graphite iron blocks and wastegate turbochargers to save weight with a design that obviates the need for additional turbos and a supercharger.

"Maritimo is excited to extend our relationship with Scania into the North American market," said Maritimo's lead designer Tom Barry-Cotter. “Scania’s product ethos align closely with those of Maritimo — performance, efficiency, economy, reliability and dependability, are areas where Scania have met and exceeded our expectations of an engine partner in our longstanding relationship.”

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