New Boat Engines for 2013

New Boat Engines for 2013
Diesel
Mercury TDI SmartCraft
Who Wants It? Boaters seeking relief from ethanol worries associated with gasoline engines.
Importance? High efficiency, high performance and high torque in a small footprint.
New Boat Engines for 2013
Sterndrive
Volvo Penta V8-380
Who Wants It? Boaters seeking a broad torque band, lighter weight and deeper gear ratios.
Importance? The first sterndrive/inboard with variable valve timing.
New Boat Engines for 2013
Inboard
Indmar Assault 345
Who Wants It? Boaters seeking reliability despite repetitive, aggressive boat maneuvers.
Importance? First engine that addresses the lubrication challenges facing serious tow-sports boaters.
New Boat Engines for 2013
Jet Drive
Yamaha SHO
Who Wants It? Boaters seeking less bow rise and exciting high-speed maneuverability.
Importance? Low profile provides more flexibility in arranging a boat's interior layout.
New Boat Engines for 2013
Outboard
Yamaha Helm Master
Who Wants It? Outboard boaters seeking a key-switch-to-prop joystick and electronic control solution.
Importance? Large outboard-powered boats are a ­growing trend.
New Boat Engines for 2013
Outboards
Mercury Joystick Piloting
Who Wants It? Outboard boaters seeking a key-switch-to-prop joystick solution.
Importance? Large outboard-powered boats are a growing trend.
New Boat Engines for 2013
Alternative Fuels
Electric and Propane
Who Wants It? Boaters seeking less noise and/or less odor.
Importance? Leapfrogging power and run-time limits bode well for the future of alternative propulsion.