Tugboat engines

Uncompromisingly reliable MTU propulsion systems provide maximum maneuverability and a strong bollard pull for your workboat at all times.

Tugboats are compact powerhouses that are always on call to perform tough tasks in all situations. Whether it’s a harbor, oceangoing or anchor handling tug, their diverse job requirements are matched by our wide range of tug boat engines. They are capable of rising to any challenge with a performance spectrum of 400 kW (Series 2000) to 3200kW (Series 4000). We can also offer higher levels of performance for a higher bollard pull of your tugboat propulsion system.

All of our diesel and gas engines perform at the highest levels of reliability with fast load uptake, even in the most challenging conditions. Their high torque levels make towing vessels exceptionally agile, maneuverable and safe – and always ready for action. As an experienced system provider, we also offer onboard power generators and ship automation systems that work perfectly with our robust engines.

Maximum uptime

All systems are designed for maximum reliability and availability.

Customized Solutions

Propulsion systems engineered to match the requirements of your towing vessels.

Lifecycle Costs

Maximize availability and optimize lifecycle costs with a ValueCare Agreement.

ValueCare service

Protect your investment with MTU-certified technicians, genuine parts and training.

Extended coverage

Provides invaluable peace of mind beyond the standard warranty period.

Digital solutions

Make better decisions faster, with a full range of digital tools.

Worldwide network

More than 1,200 service centers provide support anywhere, anytime.

Green technology

A pioneer in developing environmentally friendly engines and reducing emissions.

Expert engineering support

Providing extensive analysis, risk mitigation services and integrated interfaces.

Stay in the loop

Take part in interface meetings with relevant sub-suppliers of components.

Technical documentation

Complete, clear information minimizes re-engineering hours.

Complete support

Engineering and technical support reduces design, installation and commissioning costs.

Study support

We provide support for development studies.

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Commercial Marine Brochure

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Marine and Offshore Solution Guide

Diesel Engines, Propulsion Systems, Generator Sets, Automation

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Commercial Marine ValueCare Agreements

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Digital Solutions for Marine Applications

Modern engine management systems handle the control and monitoring of the hardware and enable perfection of performance. The right combination of power and precision.

MTU Propulsion Configurator

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