Two years back, Yanmar Marine cemented a partnership with Correct Craft with the goal of bringing diesel power to its Nautique vessel line.
Its 8LV370 is now the world’s first fully integrated diesel option in the wake sport segment, available as optional equipment on G23 and G25 Super Air Nautique models for the 2021 model year.
To accomplish this, Yanmar teamed with its southeast U.S. distributor — St. Petersburg, Fla.’s Mastry Engine Center — so its diesel package would integrate seamlessly with Nautique’s INC Panoray 12.4-inch touchscreens. The LCD displays are the heart of the boat’s operations, showing everything from ballast, GPS tracking, multimedia, speed control to a wealth of engine paraments and wake sport functions.
The benefits of a diesel package to the wake boat segment include superior low-end torque — the 370-hp 8LV boasts 600 lb.-ft. for quick take-offs and sufficient power throughout its power range — and greater fuel efficiency, which means more time on the water between fill-ups.
Yanmar’s engines also have longer maintenance intervals, and its line of common-rail diesel power plants surpass Tier 3 environmental standards.
“Yanmar, Mastry Engine Center and Nautique recognized a premium diesel package would greatly benefit the rapidly-growing wake sports market,” said Mastry Engine Center president Kevin Carlan in a statement. “We are excited to announce the first fully integrated solution [with] a Yanmar diesel package…It has been developed to work with the industry-leading Zero Off GPS speed control system, integrating with the Nautique display without adding a visible helm component.”