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Rolls-Royce and Sunseeker sign frame agreement for mtu engines

Posted on November 26, 2019

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  • Sunseeker production yachts to be equipped with mtu Series 2000 and Series 4000 engines
  • Total of over 90 mtu propulsion systems being planned
  • Excellent partnership for over 18 years now

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, GERMANY

Rolls-Royce and British luxury yacht manufacturer Sunseeker International have signed a new frame agreement for the supply of mtu yacht engines. The contract, signed during the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show, runs until the end of 2022 and covers a total of over 90 mtu Series 2000 V10, V12 and V16 engines as well as V8 and V12 configurations of the Series 4000. The engines offer power outputs ranging between 1015 kW (1,380hp) and 2340 kW (3,182 hp). The engines will power a wide range of yacht models in the 25 meters (75ft+) category. An initial Sunseeker 161 yacht was presented at the boat show in Cannes and has already been sold. New propulsion technologies are also to be used, including an mtu hybrid engine for the Sunseeker 133. This modular propulsion system is being developed by Rolls-Royce in close collaboration with Sunseeker.

“We are pleased to be entering into another frame agreement with Rolls-Royce. We aim to double our yacht portfolio over the next few years, and intend to include new technologies. Rolls-Royce is an excellent partner for this undertaking. Our long-standing, successful partnership is proof-positive of this,” said Andrea Frabetti, Chief Operating Officer of Sunseeker.

For over 18 years Rolls-Royce has been supplying Sunseeker with engines to power yachts between 20 and 47 meters in length. “Sunseeker has already installed over 1.8 million horsepower of mtu technology in its yachts. We are proud to continue our winning partnership with this renowned yacht builder,” said Denise Kurtulus, Head of Marine & Offshore at Rolls-Royce Power Systems.  

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About Rolls-Royce Holdings plc

  1. Rolls-Royce pioneers cutting-edge technologies that deliver clean, safe and competitive solutions to meet our planet’s vital power needs.
  2. Rolls-Royce Power Systems is headquartered in Friedrichshafen in southern Germany and employs around 11,000 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. Under the mtu Onsite Energy brand, the company markets diesel and gas systems and battery containers for mission critical, standby and continuous power, combined generation of heat and power, and microgrids. Medium-speed engines from Bergen power ships and power generation applications.
  3. Rolls-Royce has customers in more than 150 countries, comprising more than 400 airlines and leasing customers, 160 armed forces, 70 navies, and more than 5,000 power and nuclear customers.
  4. Annual underlying revenue was £15 billion in 2018, around half of which came from the provision of aftermarket services.
  5. In 2018, Rolls-Royce invested £1.4 billion on research and development. We also support a global network of 29 University Technology Centres, which position Rolls-Royce engineers at the forefront of scientific research.
  6. The Group has a strong commitment to apprentice and graduate recruitment and to further developing employee skills.  
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