Tag Archives: sterndrive

The sterndrive story: What lies beneath the surface

By David Gee To paraphrase something Mark Twain may – or may not – have once said: The rumors of the death of the sterndrive are greatly exaggerated. Now before we get a bunch of angry emails asking who in fact declared the category dead, the answer is no one. Not today. Maybe not ever. Though it’s a fact that ...

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YANMAR launches 4LV sterndrive models at FLIBS 2018

YANMAR Marine International is launching a full line-up of 4LV sterndrive marine diesel engine models to complete its 4LV series of common rail (CR) engines. The new 150 to 250 mhp five-engine range combines with the YANMAR ZT370 sterndrive to offer exceptional acceleration, fuel efficiency, remarkably quiet operation, and low vibration to suit a wide variety of vessels. Complementing the ...

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Volvo Penta showcases next-generation V8 marine gas sterndrive engines

CHESAPEAKE, Va. –Volvo Penta today unveiled its new family of next-generation 5.3L V8 gasoline engines for the marine sterndrive market in a press preview at the company’s Test Center in Suffolk, Va. “Volvo Penta has a rich history of innovation in marine propulsion, and with these next-generation V8s, we are establishing a new industry benchmark for acceleration, speed, weight-to-power ratio, ...

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Mercury Marine announces new 6.2-liter V8 300hp and 350hp sterndrive engines

FOND DU LAC, Wis. – Mercury MerCruiser introduced two new 6.2-liter V-8 300hp and 350hp sterndrive engines, which are purpose-built specifically for marine use. The company said the engines deliver increased power and torque while providing a remarkably quiet and smooth ride. “With the introduction of our new 6.2-liter V8 sterndrive engines, Mercury continues to build on its success of ...

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Sterndrive surfability moves forward

Volvo Penta’s Forward Drive (FWD) created a buzz in the industry when it was first introduced in February at the Miami International Boat Show (MIBS). By combining a sterndrive engine, DuoProps and Volvo Penta’s Inboard Performance System (IPS), the company was able to create a forward-facing DuoProp drive that moves the prop more than 27 inches forward under the boat. ...

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Regal Marine joins Water Sports Industry Association

Orlando – R​egal Marine Industries announced it has become one of the first sterndrive manufacturers to announce its membership in the Water Sports Industry Association (WSIA) and exhibitor status with S​urf Expo. Surf Expo is taking place September 10­-12 in Orlando at the Orange County Convention Center. This commitment is designed to utilize Regal’s reach in the boating market and dealer ...

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Brunswick Reports Q2 2013 Earnings

Outboards are strong, while fiberglass sterndrives continue trailing overall market Citing strong performance in its outboard engine, fitness equipment and U.S. bowling segments, Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) reported positive second quarter 2013 financial results. Net sales increased 4 percent versus second quarter 2012. Gross margin was 60 basis points higher versus the previous year, and adjusted operating earnings increased 12 ...

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