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Cummins and Konrad Marine Unveil Most Powerful, Long Life Diesel Sterndrive Package at Pacific Marine Expo

Published: Monday, November 24, 2014


Seattle, WA – November 18, 2014 - Less than one year after announcing the formalization of their

relationship, Cummins and Konrad Marine confirm they have added 480 and 550 horsepower ratings to

the diesel sterndrive packages they jointly offer.

The 480 rating is approved for both leisure and commercial applications. The package offers 37% more

horsepower and 129% more torque than gasoline outboards; and 46% more horsepower and 54% more

torque than other diesel sterndrive products sold into the commercial space. The 550 rating is currently

intended for leisure applications. An impressive 875 ft. lbs. offers 162% more torque than outboards,

and significantly more than any other diesel sterndrive offered in the leisure space.

"These power ratings, coupled with the inherent advantages of diesel, start a very compelling

conversation." says Julie Heifner, Global Business Development Manager for Konrad Marine. "Add

to this, the exceptionally long life of this package; the fact that Konrad sterndrives can be rebuilt up to

7 times to full integrity vs. being replaced; and now you have a solution with an extremely low cost of

ownership compared to outboards or traditional inboards. This creates a very viable diesel alternative

for larger vessels, and as customers will discover, a lucrative one with a long list of advantages."

A wide variety of packages are available utilizing one of six sterndrive models and 9 variations of the

QSB 6.7L engine so installations can be optimized to meet the customer's top priorities. For example,

if efficiently managing heavy loads is the goal, four dual prop models are available with carrying

capacities up to18,500 lbs. (8.4 metric tons) per drive.


Offering the components from gauges to props in predefined, fully integrated packages simplifies

configuring, ordering, installation, service and support, and ensures consistent and successful

applications - and a single point of contact for the builder.

"These packages offer significant advantages for our customers in power, longevity, and cost of

ownership," says Geoff Conrad, Director of Marine Business for Cummins NW, USA. "Our team is

looking forward to many successful projects in the Northwest."

The companies invite you to learn more and view the solution in a unique display commissioned by

Cummins Northwest, and built by Rozema BoatWorks, Inc., at Pacific Marine Expo November 19 - 21.

Cummins is in booth #1421, and Konrad Marine is in booth #1426.

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