Five Must-See Engines at the 2014 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show

New propulsion options from a variety of builders are on display.

CAT C8.7 Supercharged Diesel Inboard
The electronically-controlled C8.7 is capable of delivering an impressive 650 MHP @ 2300 RPM while meeting EPA Tier 3, IMO 2, EU Stage IIIA and RCD emissions requirements. The C8.7 is designed to work with the new Cat Three60 Pod 650, a new joystick system available in the fall of 2015 that revolutionizes docking and slow-speed maneuvering for diesel-powered yachts. Where: Bahia Mar Engine Tent 1213
Evinrude ETEC G2 Outboards
Evinrude's new E-TEC G2 engine produces up to 75% fewer total regulated emissions, with 15% better fuel efficiency and 20% more torque than leading four-stroke engines. The Evinrude E-TEC G2 is the only engine offering 5-5-5: 5-year engine warranty, 5-year corrosion warranty, and 500 hours with no dealer-scheduled maintenance. Come experience the revolutionary Evinrude E-TEC G2 at the Ft. Lauderdale boat show. Where: Evinrude is offering test rides at the Hilton Ft. Lauderdale marina, across the street from the Broward County Convention Center.
Yamaha Outboards
Yamaha just introduced a new line of inline-4 outboards ranging from 115 to 200 hp. The electronically controlled four-stroke engines are incredibly compact and light, with excellent low end torque and midrange acceleration. Where: Broward County Convention Center, Booth 2028
Cummins Joystick System
Cummins is bringing joystick control to its line of marine diesels, offering boaters pinpoint control in docking and close quarters maneuvering. Where: Bahia Mar, Booth 1210 to schedule a sea trial from Pier 66.
Mercury Marine
On the sterndrive side, check out MerCruiser's new 250-hp V6 4.5L engine, which has a cutting edge power-to-weight ratio and performance curve and is easier to maintain than ever. On the outboard side, be sure to look at the new Command Thrust 90 and 115 hp FourStrokes that a perfect for pontoons as well as the entire FourStroke midrange lineup. Where: Broward County Convention Center 2012

The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is a great time to check out all the new boat models coming down the line for 2015. It’s also a great time to learn about all the great new power choices available. Here are five engines and systems you should see at the show.