Rolls-Royce and Sunseeker continue partnership on mtu yacht propulsion and automation solutions

Posted on January 24, 2023

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  • Rolls-Royce to supply mtu Series 2000 engines and automation systems for Sunseeker production yachts  
  • Agreement covers delivery of mtu engines between 2023 and 2025
  • More than 1000 mtu engines already delivered to Sunseeker  

Rolls-Royce will continue to provide British luxury yacht manufacturer Sunseeker International with mtu Series 2000 engines until at least 2025. Rolls-Royce business unit Power Systems and Sunseeker International signed a new framework agreement at international boat show Boot Düsseldorf currently taking place in Germany. The agreement covers the delivery of various versions of the most modern mtu 12V and 16V 2000 yacht engines, covering a power range from 1,950 to 2,640 hp per engine. The mtu propulsion solutions will provide main propulsion to Sunseeker yachts in a broad range of models such as 88 Yacht, 95 Yacht, 100 Yacht, 116 Yacht, 131 Yacht and Ocean 460. IMO III-compliant mtu propulsion solutions with mtu SCR system are available as an option for the 116 Yacht, 131 Yacht and Ocean 460 yachts. The agreement also covers the proven mtu NautIQ BlueVision NG_Basic automation solutions.  

Andrea Frabetti, CEO of Sunseeker International, said:  

“We are delighted to renew and extend our cooperation with Rolls-Royce on mtu propulsion and automation solutions. Over several decades we have jointly developed and implemented innovative solutions for our customers. We are certain that Sunseeker, Rolls-Royce and our customers will benefit from the continuation of this partnership.”  

Denise Kurtulus, Vice President Global Marine at Rolls-Royce business unit Power Systems, said:  

“We are delighted that Sunseeker once again reaffirms its trust in our mtu propulsion and automation solutions and we look forward to continuing our cooperation. This agreement is further proof that mtu solutions are setting the benchmark in yacht applications.”  

Rolls-Royce has been Sunseeker’s supplier of choice for engines powering yachts with a length of 20 to 47 meters for almost 30 years and has already delivered more than 1000 mtu engines to Sunseeker. Rolls-Royce business unit Power Systems is currently transforming from an engine manufacturer to provider of integrated sustainable power and propulsion solutions, offering marine customers solutions from bridge to propeller – with a focus on clean and climate-neutral future technologies.  


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 required to protect their citizens.
  2. Rolls-Royce has customers in more than 150 countries, comprising more than 400 airlines and leasing customers, 160 armed forces and navies, and more than 5,000 power and nuclear customers. To meet customer demand for more sustainable solutions, we are committed to making our products compatible with net zero carbon emissions.
  3. Annual underlying revenue was £10.95 billion in 2021 and underlying operating profit was £414m.
  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 around 9,000 people. The product portfolio includes mtu-brand high-speed engines and propulsion systems for ships, power generation, heavy land, rail and defence vehicles and for the oil and gas industry as well as diesel and gas systems and battery containers for mission critical, standby and continuous power, combined generation of heat and power, and microgrids and is intensively engaged in the development of climate-neutral solutions.  
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