MTU Yacht Engines

The “first among equals”.

Yacht Solutions

Our yacht propulsion systems stand for a luxury lifestyle product that evolved from the legendary Maybach Zeppelin engines that we built in the 1930s.

We have a century of experience setting standards for yacht engines. We’re proud of this history, but we’re also determined to continue setting standards by propelling you across the seas with both power and precision. As a system supplier, our expertise goes beyond delivering top quality engines. We combine all the components into an integrated and complete system – engines, gearboxes, auxiliary power units as well as automation systems.

We deliver this complete system because we know what your yacht means to you. It’s special and unique. It represents the perfect combination of style, quality, comfort and speed. And because your yacht is unique, you sometimes need individual, customized solutions. Our passion for the art of engine creation means we don’t rest until we’ve delivered the right system for you.

When we do, you’ll know that you have an MTU yacht engine which is world renowned for both reliability and ultimate performance.  You’ll know your yacht is being powered by an engine that isn’t only extremely powerful and compact but is also fuel-efficient and cost-effective. An engine characterized by low vibrations and emissions, which makes for an extremely quiet and smooth boating experience. What’s more, you’ll benefit from yacht diesel engines and hybrid yacht engines that achieve enhanced power output while keeping the vessel easy to operate and safe to use.    

Yacht expertise

Over 100 years of experience building high performance yacht engines.

Intelligent design

Advanced technology and exceptional power-to-weight ratio deliver maximum performance.


Diesel-mechanical, diesel-electric yachts or combined hybrid yacht engines, speed boats and sport fishing boats.

Maximum comfort

Low vibrations and reduced noise levels on board.

Integrated systems

Drive system, onboard power and ship automation are finely tuned to your needs—from one source.

Complete lifecycle solutions

Protect your investment with MTU ValueCare products and services.

Worldwide support

Prompt, expert support from more than 1,200 locations worldwide.

MTU Yacht engines for your application

Featured Case Study

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A 92-foot sportfishing yacht launches with the new MTU Series 2000 M96

Sportfishing yachts are getting bigger and bigger. For most boats, this trend comes with a price: the bigger a vessel, the more sluggishly it accelerates and the more unwieldy it is to maneuver. However, boat performance is critical for fishing maneuvers in the heat of battle. The new Viking 92 yacht provides the best of both worlds: it is indeed bigger than its predecessor, but thanks to MTU’s new Series 2000 M96 engine, it is just as nimble, and as swift as the big game fish its designed to chase.

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Marine Propulsion Systems

Leave it to us to find a solution to have you sailing safely and confidently, whatever your vessel.

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Power Generation Products

More than just power.

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Marine Automation

Tailored to your requirements by people who know your vessel inside-out: us.

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The fully-integrated yacht propulsion system

No matter how extraordinary your requirements, we can supply you with a complete, fully-integrated propulsion system.

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Joint forces on bridge systems for yachts

by Kerstin Hansmann

Rolls-Royce and Team Italia develop integrated bridge solutions for series yachts

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Riva sticks with MTU

by Lucie Maluck

Riva parent Ferretti and MTU have signed a framework agreement to facilitate a swift ordering process and eliminate the need for any renegotiation.

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“I love the sexy sound of engines”

by Lucie Maluck

Interview: Eddie Jordan discusses economical engines, speed and F1 drivers as yacht skippers.

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The architecture of dreams

by Lucie Maluck

An interview with marine engineer Paul Shallcross, who talks about what makes yacht-building so special.

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