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Sunday, June 20, 2010

Catamaran engines

Engine choices appropriate for our 42' catamaran.

Lombardini 30 - 141 kg Pros: lightweight and smooth. Cons: Exotic and expensive.
Yanmar 3YM30-SD - 157 kg Pros: Availability of parts. Con: Initial price and price of parts.
Volvo D1-30 - 158 kg Pros: Cost. Cons: ???
Beta BD-1005 (28HP) - 175 kg (inc saildrive) Pros: Based on Kubota and parts are widely available at low cost. Cons: Weight
Nanni N3-30 (29 HP) - 183 kg (inc Saildrive) Same as Beta

all above weights include a saildrive SD20.


Dave

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