Engines and Power

27 Sep


The powerful new Yanmar 8LV series diesel continues to gain favor with boatbuilders.  Adding to its long history of offering Yanmar power, Back Cove Yachts has now chosen theYanmar 8LV-370 as an option on its popular Back Cove 30.

“Yanmar is a great fit because the 8LV engine is lightweight, compact and has a great power-to-weight ratio,” said Bentley Collins, Back Cove VP of marketing and sales.  “Yanmar also has an extensive international network of service dealers who support our export activities in markets such as Australia.”

The 8LV is supplied by Yanmar distributor Mack Boring and Parts Company of Union, New Jersey.
Collins said Mack Boring provides “excellent support and service, and is never late on deliveries.  They’re a great partner to have.”

“We’re excited about the Yanmar 8LV series,” said Scott DuBrow, Mack Boring marine sales manager.  “This engine is representative of Yanmar’s reputation for excellence.  It’s a best-in-class product, very light for its power with superior reliability.  The 8LV is also quieter than anything else out there.  It’s an excellent option for Back Cove Yachts.”

Available in 320 hp and 370 hp models, the 8LV series has a dry weight of 992 lbs., hundreds of pounds lighter than comparable engines. Without sacrificing Yanmar’s excellent diesel fuel economy and durability, high-end performance is similar to a V-8 gas engine. The 8LV series is also EPA Tier 3 compliant. Optimum acceleration is achieved by Yanmar’s twin turbochargers and common rail fuel injection.  Power ranges from 550 rpm at idle to 3,800 rpm at top speed.  A choice of drive systems includes the KMH50 series down-angle or V-drive, new ZT370 dual propeller sterndrive or ZF series 2800 pod drive.  It can also be equipped with ZF gears.

The 8LV is the first engine to utilize Yanmar’s own CAN-bus vessel control system (VCS) to simplify all controls, full-color digital displays with NMEA2000 or J1939 gauge output, cabling and wiring.

Back Cove builds yachts reminiscent of Maine’s classic Down East fishing boats.  Rather than chugging between lobster pots, the resin infused vee-hulls and Yanmar propulsion allow the stylish boat to jump on plane easily or quietly cruise at a leisurely pace. The elegant yachts are built for comfort, with wide side decks and oversized hand rails, ample seating and a full galley.  They’re constructed by Maine’s finest boatbuilders in a modern 240,000 sq. ft. facility.  More information is available at

Contact Yanmar America, Marine Engine Division, 101 International Parkway, Adairsville, GA 30103.  770-877-9894.


Posted by on September 27, 2011 in Uncategorized


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