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Westport Yachts Relies on MTU Engines to Power its Sought After Vessels

Westport Yacht has built a reputation in the industry and with boaters for designing and manufacturing sleek, luxurious yachts made from composite materials. These hand-crafted vessels stretch between 112 and 164 feet, allowing their owners and guests to ply some of the most pristine waters in the world. For nearly three decades, […]

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Volvo Penta Unveils Hybrid Marine Propulsion System

The revolutionary Inboard Performance System (IPS) Volvo Penta introduced in 2005 made shockwaves in the marine industry by facing the twin counter-rotating propellers forward rather than backwards. The impact of this new design was recently recognized for its inventive design when Volvo Penta was asked to be a presenter at this year’s […]

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MTU Engines Power New Generation of Tugs for Foss Maritime

Among the list of performance standards Foss Maritime wanted from a new series of 90-short ton bollard tugs it was adding to its fleet was a propulsion system capable of meeting strict emission standards. Our marine team was able to deliver on Foss Maritime’s needs by outfitting each of the  four new […]

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New MTU Engines on Shaver Tug Lead to Massive Fuel Savings

For years, our technicians in Ridgefield kept the Lassen, a Columbia River tug owned by Shaver Transportation Co., operational by servicing and rebuilding its two-cycle Detroit Diesel engines. But Shaver recently decided it was time to repower the Lassen to bring it more in line with the propulsion systems used in the […]

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Volvo Penta System Propels Newest UC San Diego Research Vessel

The Bob and Betty Beyster became the newest research boat to join the fleet at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego. The 42-foot aluminum hulled boat built by Armstrong Marine of Port Angeles, Washington, was carefully designed for its work in Southern California and the Channel […]

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Volvo Penta Powers Charter Operator’s Dream Boat

As a kid growing up in Alaska, Raymond Nix fell in love with the delta style aluminum-hulled, fishing boats he saw plying the waters near his home. The admiration only grew stronger when he became a charter operator. “I knew I had to have one,” he said. Nix’s dream is coming true […]

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