New Diesel Power on Display at 2018 Miami Yacht Show

Larger sport-fishers demand higher-horsepower engines

February 13, 2018
mtu 10v series 2000 m96 diesel engine
The 10V MTU Series 2000 engines are EPA Tier 3 compliant and are a great option for today’s larger sport-fishers. Courtesy MTU

Rolls-Royce will feature its advanced MTU Series 2000 M96L diesel engines at the Miami Yacht Show, February 15-19, 2018 in Miami Beach, Florida.

MTU’s booth will showcase all three of the Series 2000 M96L EPA T3R engine configurations: the 10V, 12V and 16V. MTU will also display the updated Joystick Control System, which now features Heading Hold capability. This new functionality is a terrific benefit for certain kinds of billfishing, including kite-fishing, where the boat can now be held in a specific direction with the touch of a button. It is also beneficial when fishing for bottomfish or even for bait fishing in some locations.

mtu series 2000 m96l diesel engine family
Available in varying horsepower options in 10-, 12- and 16-cylinder configurations, the MTU Series 2000 family offers versatility for a wide variety of applications. Courtesy MTU

The M96L features impressive acceleration as well as quiet operation and low fuel consumption. The 10V configuration delivers 1,361 to 1,600 bhp, meeting the requirements of the EPA Tier 3 emissions standard for recreational craft.


The 12-cylinder and 16-cylinder versions offer power ranges from 1,700 to 1,920 bhp and 2,185 to 2,600 bhp, respectively. Thanks to their marine-specific design and compact dimensions, MTU engines offer exceptional power-to-weight ratios and continue to rank among the industry’s most cutting-edge yacht propulsion systems.


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