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What is propulsion?

The word is derived from two Latin words: pro meaning before or forwards, and pellere meaning to drive.

Propulsion means to push forward or drive an object forward. A propulsion system is a machine that produces thrust to push an object forward. On airplanes, thrust is usually generated through some application of Newton’s third law of action and reaction. A gas, or working fluid, is accelerated by the engine, and the reaction to this acceleration produces a force on the engine



Marinediesel has vast experience with different types of drive systems and can supply these together with the Marinediesel engines as complete packages to the client.

As an engine manufacturer we are not locked to any particular brand of supplier but can recommend a suitable unit should the client not have their own preference. It is highly beneficial for the client or operator to purchase the engine and drive system as one complete propulsion unit from one supplier as this will erase any concerns about fault should any issue arise. The most common types of drive systems used with Marinediesel engines are sterndrives, surface drives, water jets and conventional propeller shaft setups.

Current packages are available with the following products:

Alamarin Water Jets

France Helices Surface Drives

Konrad Sterndrives


Non-Propulsion Partners

MDS Marine

Spectre Marine Training

Safe at Sea (Rescuerunner)

SeaCross High speed Navigation

Ullman Dynamics