Mastercraft Offer Yanmar Diesel Option

Posted on:21/06/2016


MasterCraft Boats UK, one of the world’s leading luxury performance inboard boat manufacturers, has chosen to offer their latest bespoke superyacht watersports tender range with an exclusive conversion to a Yanmar 8LV inboard diesel engine.

The Saltwater Series luxury performance sports boats range from 6.10 metres to 7.75 metres. MasterCraft selected Yanmar as the engine partner for the project because the EPA Tier 3-compliant engine is exceptionally quiet, smooth and compact. MasterCraft engineers spent several months perfecting the custom-install, a procedure that required a very specific skill set to ensure that performance was not compromised in any way.

The high torque, Yanmar 8LV has a wide power band (320-370) and idles at 550rpm capable of crawling speed in the marina, aided further by a hydraulic clutch with both sterndrive and gear configurations. Maximum engine speed is 3,800rpm – well ahead of other engines of this type.

Michael Hardicker, MD of MasterCraft Boats UK said, “The Yanmar inboard diesel option means that we can now offer a real alternative to superyachts wanting to enjoy the MasterCraft experience. And we’re able to show that diesel power is every bit as good as petrol for sports boats. It gives all the advantages of economy, durability and reliability, with no loss of power. This is a particularly attractive option for charter operators, giving them a commercial edge in their tenders and toys offering.”

The new X26 Saltwater Series, the latest addition to MasterCraft’s 2016 boat line, will be available as a bespoke watersports tender with a Yanmar inboard diesel engine package. At 7.29 metres it is the largest boat in the range. Designed with entertaining in mind, the X26’s roomy interior offers a highly adaptable layout that quickly transforms from an intimate setting to a spacious lounge capable of accommodating a guest list of eighteen. With a wet bar, refrigerator, built-in-sink, multiple coolers and extensive storage options, all-day excursions become an easy option. 

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