MAN Engines delivers its first MAN V12-2000 engine to AB Yachts, an Italian shipyard based in Viareggio in Tuscany. The MAN V12-2000 is currently the most powerful engine in the MAN Engines portfolio and was only debuted last year at the Cannes Yachting Festival. AB Yachts, which by its own claim is the world's leading supplier of gliders with water jet propulsion, will install this yacht engine in its AB 100 model in a three-engine system with ZF transmissions and MJP water jets.
MAN Engines delivered the first two units of their most powerful high-speed diesel engine, V12-1900, to Riviera. A manufacturer of luxury yachts and sport fishing boats, the Australian company will equip its flagship model Riviera 77 Enclosed Flybridge with both new twelve-cylinder V engines. Boasting a length of nearly 25 metres, the yacht with a luxurious fly bridge can thus rely on a total engine power of 2,794 kW (3,800 HP) and is, according to the manufacturer, able to achieve a top speed of 35 kn. Launched and tested in January 2016, the vessel was being transferred to the Middle East after it. The MAN V12-1900 had its first global debut at Cannes Yachting Festival 2015.
MAN engineers have developed the V12-2000, which is the only twelve-cylinder V-engine with 2,000 hp (1,471 kW) to date, which generates enormous power from 24 litres of displacement. Likewise, the strongest V8 engine for yachts and sport fishing boats on the market is the newly introduced V8-1300, which puts forth 1,300 hp (956 kW) from 16 litres of displacement.
MAN Engines is set to present its latest generation of six-cylinder engines at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show in Florida, USA. These engines are de-signed to be used in yachts and trawlers up to 55 feet, as well as in sport fishing boats. The basic six-cylinder engine has been tried and tested many hundreds of thousands of times in a wide range of on- and off-road machinery since it was first introduced in 2007.
The MAN i6-800 and MAN i6-730 in-line six-cylinder engines have won the international Red Dot award for their excellent design quality. Participants from 57 nations had registered about 5,200 products and innovations for the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016. Only products which set themselves apart considerably through their excellent design receive the sought-after quality seal from the international Red Dot jury.
The MAN V12-1900 is the most powerful high-speed four-stroke diesel engine of MAN Engines to date. The twelve-cylinder V engine provides 1,397 kW (1,900 hp) and was specifically designed for use in luxury yachts of over 100 feet.