Marinediesel engines are compact. How compact?
Well, our VGT Series of engines are take up a mere 0.625 cubic meters of space.
Compare this to our competition (taken from the product data sheets produced by the manufacturers):
Yanmar 6LY3 – 0.926 cubic meters
Cummins QSB 5.9 – 0.762 cubic meters
Cummins QSB 6.7 – 0.856 cubic meters
Volvo D6 – 0.699 cubic meters
FPT N60 – 0.896 cubic meters
With an engine as compact as the VGT Series, and as flexible with remote component location (like the intercooler or starter), the VGT Series will fit into cramped engine compartments, such as those found on RHIBs or small patrol boats.
Additionally, smaller size translates into a much lighter engine, a critical feature when discussing vessels that will exceed 40, 50, 60, or even 70 knots in speed.
With this size and space differential, using one of our competitors’ larger engines truly is a case of trying to fit the square peg into the round hole.