10 Best Marine Diesels
Oil burners large and small powering dinghies, yachts and oceanliners
Diesels in the deep blue sea! Or, at the lake, or even down the river. Although oil burners in land-based trucks are our primary beat, there are occasions where we discuss the engines' performance and capability for maritime vessels, too.
With sizes ranging from three-cylinders small (Yanmar's 3JH40), to absolutely mammoth—by way of the 14-cylinder, 2,300-ton W rtsil RT-flex96C—diesel engines power everything from dinghies on a pond to U.S. Coast Guard icebreakers in the Arctic Circle.
Diesel Power featured marine engines in its torque report. We've assembled this collection of powerplants (and a few boats) for you to peruse, and hopefully they'll make you consider diesel for your seafaring vehicle.