Research boat operators require engines and service that will power their boats with reliable performance and effective operation. Pacific Power Group offers the top-performing engines in their class for research vessels, from innovative brands such as MTU and Volvo Penta, and world class service to help researchers accomplish their important work. PPG’s experienced sales, engineering, project management and service teams offer research vessel operators a complete, integrated propulsion solution.


Best-in-Class Propulsion Systems

Our propulsion systems offer superior reliability and better uptime so you can spend more time conducting research and less time at the dock.

Complete Research Vessel Solutions

We can provide a complete solution for your engine, generator or full propulsion system, from specification through installation.

Extensive Service Network

Wherever your research takes you in the world, our service team can travel to you to provide world-class service for your research vessel’s engines.

Key Products


MTU Marine Diesel and LNG Engines from 750-12,000 HP

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Volvo Penta Marine Diesel and Gas Engines and propulsion systems from 10-800 HP

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Generator sets from 12-2000 kWe powered by Perkins Marine, John Deere, Volvo Penta, MTU and Southwest Products.

Controls / Gears

Controls and monitoring from basic to complex

Fully integrated systems from MTU and Volvo Penta


Silencers, Exhaust Flex, Resilient Mounts, Exhaust After-Treatment, Fuel Filtration, Keel Coolers, Heat Exchangers, Generator Controls and Switchgears, Torsional and flexible Couplings and composite shafts