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Tuesday, September 15, 2020 

Rolls-Royce Power Systems has boosted the power output of its MTU 12-cylinder series 2000 M96 high-performance engine for the recreational market, increasing output from 1,432kW to 1,472 kW, equivalent to more than 2,000bhp.


The company says that the proven acceleration characteristics, excellent manoeuvrability and quiet, smooth operation make the new engine version, knowns as the MTU 12V2000M96X, suited to customer requirements in the luxury yacht and leisure fishing sectors.

Denise Kurtulus, Head of Marine Business, Rolls-Royce's Power Systems, said: "Thanks to our highly-regarded Series 2000 M96 high-performance yacht engine, we've long been an established player in the market. Now we've been able to boost the engine's output and thus its performance, without compromising its durability. This feature puts us right up there at the top of the market.”

Since its debut in 2015, the IMO-Tier-II and EPA-Tier-3Rec.-certified Series 2000 M96 has been a reliable, efficient engine for yachts.

“We've already sold the first of the new M96X engines to shipbuilders Viking and OTAM. Viking is due to unveil the first yacht fitted with the higher horsepower engines by the end of the year”, said Andrew Boyer, Senior Sales Manager, MTU America.

The engine is supported by Premium Yacht Service, a global service program which ensures owners receive support throughout the entire service life of the engine.

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