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.