Yanmar America Corporation of Adairsville, Georgia, is introducing a number of commercial engines to the North and South American markets for propulsion and auxiliary applications. The high-speed diesel engines are suited to workboat and other commercial vessels in the power range of 360 hp (265 kW) to 1,822 hp (1340 kW) segment. Four power ratings: small, low, medium and high (usage), cover the commercial range engines and ensures a good match to operating profiles.
The engines are compliant with latest IMO Tier II emissions regulations and they have type approval from six major classification societies. The engines have already been available in Japan and certain Asian markets for commercial applications ranging from offshore support vessels to fishing craft, ferries, tugs and other workboats and a number are already operating in Panama for workboats, and in Venezuela and Trinidad in the offshore oil industry. [More]