Yanmar Brings Diesel Power to Wake Boat Segment

Author:
Updated:
Original:
1_Yanmar_Mastry

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.

The 370-hp, 8LV engine is a perfect fit on the Super Air Nautique.

The 370-hp, 8LV engine is a perfect fit on the Super Air Nautique.

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.

A badge on the wake boat indicates its diesel power plant.

A badge on the wake boat indicates its diesel power plant.

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.” 

Related

AIM to Hold Women in the Industry Virtual Breakfast

Active Interest Media’s Marine Group introduces a female-focused session for marine professionals June 3.

Great Lakes Dealer Rebrands

Now known as Trawlers Great Lakes, the former Bay Breeze Yacht Sales has been a Nordic Tugs dealer since 2002.

Registration for Outdoors Conference Opens

The Outdoor Recreation Roundtable’s June 1-2 virtual conference will include speakers and presenters from government agencies and ORR member partners.

Yamaha Sees Double-Digit Growth in Q1

The marine segment was up 7.4 percent, driven by demand for outboards in North America and Europe but tempered by supply-chain logistics.

Orion Announces SafetyPro Training

The factory-authorized courses are designed “to educate retail associates on how to match a boater’s type of boating with the different signal kits that we offer.”

A Truce on Tariffs?

The E.U. will suspend the June 1 increase of its retaliatory tariffs and agreed to negotiate with the U.S. to end steel and aluminum tariffs.

Argos 3D Forward Looking Sonar

For 20 Years, FarSounder has been developing and manufacturing 3D forward-looking sonar for vessels of all sizes.

Dometic Marine Appoints Executives

The company promotes a 20-plus-year employee and adds a vice president of aftermarket sales and e-commerce.

IMEA Launches Scholarship Program

The International Marine Electronics Alliance aims to recruit students into the field of marine technology.