Eight Must See Engines at the 2018 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

The 2018 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show has a number of amazing engines on display.

This year’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is jam-packed with amazing engines. From an outboard diesel to high-performance options and sterndrives, there’s a power option for every type of boat and boater on display in Fort Lauderdale.

Cox CXO 300 Outboard Diesel

Built in Great Britain, the Cox CXO 300 is the first outboard diesel to deliver 300 hp to the propeller. The 4.4L V8 has a peak torque of 650 ft. lbs. and can be set at two different ratios—1.23:1 or 1.46:1. Where: Intrepid Powerboats, Bahia Mar, Red Zone G Dock 700-714 coxmarine.comCourtesy Cox Marine

Mercury Marine

Last spring Mercury debuted its new V8 outboard platform across four of its engine lineups—Verado, FourStroke, SeaPro and Mercury Racing, and all will be available to view at the show. Plus, more boats will be hanging Mercury engines on their transoms than ever before, so check them out. See Boating’s Review Where: Bahia Mar and Convention Center mercurymarine.comCourtesy Mercury Marine


If you’re interested in two-stroke technology, check out Evinrude’s selection of big and medium-block engines at the convention center, including the sharp looking ETEC G2s. Read All of Our Evinrude Coverage Where: Fort Lauderdale Convention Center evinrude.comCourtesy Evinrude

Suzuki Marine

Suzuki has some big announcements coming at the show, and we’re sure the company will display the latest technology in its outboard lineup, like the big 350. Read our review of the Suzuki DF350A. Where: Convention Center 2030 suzukimarine.comCourtesy Suzuki Marine


Here’s your chance to see the new V8 Yamaha XTO Offshore in person. It’s the 425 hp outboard designed to power anything from pontoon boats to mega-center consoles. Read our review of the XTO Offshore. Where: Bahia Mar and Convention Center yamahaoutboards.comCourtesy Yamaha

MAN V12-2000

The V12-2000 common rail diesel inboard offers customers the most powerful engine from the MAN Engines range. The performance-oriented design is supported by an improved injection system and new turbo charger. This is aided by newly developed cylinder heads and an adjusted cooling system which noticeably provides thermal relief for the engine with its high performance. Additionally, a new crankcase which has been reinforced in significant areas, ensures high performance throughout the entirety of the engine’s long service life. Where: Bahia Mar Engine Tent 1407 man-es.com/marineCourtesy MAN

Volvo Penta OceanX Coating for Forward Drive

Volvo Penta’s Forward Drive has made it possible to turn almost any family bowrider or runabout into a surfboat, because it places the propellers underneath the hull, safely out of harm’s way. Now the Forward drive will be better suited for saltwater duty, thanks to the OceanX coating. Where: Convention Center Booth: 1203-1204 volvopenta.comCourtesy Volvo Penta


Yamnar will be introducing new 4LV sterndrive marine diesel engine models to complete its 4LV series of ultra-refined common rail (CR) engines. The new 150 to 250 mhp engines combines with the YANMAR ZT370 sterndrive. The engines feature the latest in electronically-managed CR fuel injection systems. Yanmar uses Thermo Swing Wall Insulation technology to provide maximum thermal efficiency, leading to more complete combustion, adding efficiency in fuel consumption, torque and lowered emissions. Where: Convention Center Booth 1221 yanmarmarine.comCourtesy Yanmar