Rolls-Royce supplies mtu engines for US Sportfishing Boats with nearly 300,000 hp

Posted on October 25, 2023

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  • Record year for mtu series 2000 in the American market
  • Fort Lauderdale Boat Show as stage for mtu success model and "From Bridge to Propeller" strategy  

Rolls-Royce strengthens its position in the U.S. sportfishing and yacht markets. "We are on the verge of breaking the 300,000 hp mark in power delivered this year with our mtu series 2000 M96 engine, with builders utilizing our 10V, 12V and 16V cylinder variants. The 300,000 hp is spread over about 130 engines," said Andrew Boyer, senior sales manager yacht for America in occasion of the Fort Lauderdale international Boat Show. Rolls-Royce is the market leader in the U.S. sportfishing business with its mtu series 2000 engines. "Performance and reliability have impressed our customers for many years and have led to this record result," Boyer added.

The U.S. market, and with it the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, is also of particular importance to Rolls-Royce's Power Systems division even beyond its extremely strong success in the high performance sportfishing boat market. "In addition, we are equipping some larger motor yachts made in the USA with the mtu 16V2000M97L with SCR exhaust aftertreatment, which meets both EPA T3R and IMO III emissions regulations," Boyer reported.

Rolls-Royce's Power Systems division will not only exhibit its successful model, the mtu 16V2000M96L, in Fort Lauderdale from October 25 to 29, but will also provide an overview of its automation solutions for yachts, the mtu NautIQ Blue Vision NewGeneration yacht automation system and the debut of the mtu NautIQ Bridge. The latter is contributed by the recently acquired subsidiary Team Italia Marine, a specialist in integrated automation and navigation for large yachts. In Fort Lauderdale, the bridge symbolizes the "From Bridge to Propeller" strategy, with which Rolls-Royce offers yacht manufacturers integrated solutions for the entire drive train, navigation and for shipside automation.

"Many customers of European yacht yards come from America," said Denise Kurtulus, Vice President Global Marine at Rolls-Royces Power Systems business unit. That's why we want to explain our portfolio to American customers in Fort Lauderdale, which can be found in many large series as well as superyachts from European production for the American yacht market," she explained.

About Rolls-Royce Holdings plc

  1. Rolls-Royce develops and delivers complex power and propulsion solutions for safety-critical applications in the air, at sea and on land. Our products and service packages enable our customers to connect people, societies, cultures and economies together; they meet the growing need for power generation across multiple industries; and enable governments to equip their armed forces with the power to protect.
  2. Rolls-Royce has a presence in 48 countries and customers in more than 150, comprising over 250 commercial large aero engine customers, 160 armed forces and navies and approximately 40,000 active Power Systems customers. We are committed to becoming a net zero company by 2050 and we support our customers to do the same.
  3. Annual underlying revenue was £15.4bn in 2023, underlying operating profit was £1.6bn and free cash flow £1.3bn.  
  4. Rolls-Royce Holdings plc is publicly traded company (LSE: RR., ADR: RYCEY, LEI: 213800EC7997ZBLZJH69).
  5. Rolls-Royce Power Systems is headquartered in Friedrichshafen in southern Germany and employs more than 10,500 people. The product portfolio includes mtu-brand high-speed engines and propulsion systems for ships, heavy land, rail and defence vehicles and for the oil and gas industry. The portfolio also includes diesel and gas systems and battery containers for mission critical, standby and continuous power, combined generation of heat and power, and microgrids. With its climate friendly technologies, Rolls-Royce Power Systems is helping to drive the energy transition.


Wolfgang Boller Spokesman Regional and Business Media
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