Indmar announced the first-ever Ecboost marine engine to the marine industry during a press conference held at the Miami International Boat Show. The press conference can be watched on demand atwww.indmar.com/eco
Ford introduced EcoBoost technology in 2011. Today, it can be found in various configurations across the Ford and Lincoln product line. The 2.3L application specifically powers SUV’s like the Lincoln MKC and Ford Explorer along with performance cars like the Mustang and Focus RS and off road vehicles like the all-new Ford Ranger and soon to be released Ford Bronco.
“EcoBoost is a proven technology that continues to break new ground and today it’s opening new doors in the marine industry,” a news release from Indmar said.
“For over 48 years now, Indmar has been focused on the future, introducing new innovations and technologies that have enabled the sport and the industry to progress and grow,” said Chuck Rowe, President of Indmar Marine Engines. “These innovations did not just change the way we power a boat, they changed the way we ski, wakeboard and surf behind a boat. – And today, we are giving birth to an all-new platform of inboard performance. One that is capable of powering multiple applications and offers boat builders significantly reduced install times.”
Indmar’s engineering team selected the 2.3L EcoBoost motor that is heavily fortified to produce more reliable horsepower in the high performance Mustang application.
The 2.3L EcoBoost by Indmar is a gasoline turbocharged direct injection (GTDI) engine that incorporates three fuel saving and performance enhancing technologies into one engine design – forced air induction via turbo charging, power maximizing direct fuel injection and variable cam timing.
The 2.3L touts 350 lbs.-ft. of torque and 310 horsepower. It is the only turbocharged marine engine in its segment and it’s the most powerful inboard marine engine per liter, packing 135 horsepower per liter.