Caterpillar plant ships 5,000th engine

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The Caterpillar Marine Center of Excellence in South Carolina recently shipped its 5,000th marine engine.

The engine was an in-line, six-cylinder Cat C18 ACERT marine engine, rated at 1150 mhp (847 bkW).

The milestone engine was completed in the first week of November and was shipped to the United Kingdom-based Cat dealer Finning for installation into a Princess P62 yacht.

The factory opened in August 2007.

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