YANMAR Marine International (YMI) is very proud to announce that their new YANMAR 3JH40 won the 2018 Innovation Award in the inboard engine category at the recent Miami International Boat Show. The 3JH40 is a 3-cylinder engine and the latest addition to YMI’s family of new generation common rail (CR) diesel engines. With an output of 40 mhp, it will enable a whole new category of smaller leisure boat owners and commercial vessel operators to benefit for the first time from the efficiency and performance advantages associated with the most recent electronically-managed CR fuel-injection technology.
Groundbreaking marine products
The Innovation Awards are intended to highlight new, revolutionary consumer marine products.
The Innovation Awards are intended to highlight new, revolutionary consumer marine products. The Awards were presented during the boat show’s annual Innovation Breakfast, held at Miami Marine Stadium Park & Basin on Virginia Key. This year’s program evaluated 62 products across 19 categories featuring an outstanding pool of entries. The judges ultimately selected 17 winners and two honorable mentions in 16 categories for a total of 19 honorees.
Advanced technology for smaller boats
A distinguished judges’ committee highlighted how the latest addition to YANMAR’s family of new generation CR diesel engines is ‘bringing advanced technology and increased efficiency to smaller boats’. Floris Lettinga, YMI’s Senior Global Sales Manager, said: “Winning the Miami 2018 Innovation Award in the Inboard Engine category is a really exciting endorsement for the 3JH40 and adds to the positive testimonies already received from our customers about the YANMAR JH common rail range.”
The 2018 Miami Boat Show was held in Florida, USA, from 15-19 February. Attracting an impressive showcase of products from over 1,100 marine product manufacturers alongside more than 100,000 onlookers, the show is the largest of its kind in the world. The boat show is organized by the NMMA (National Marine Manufacturers Association), the leading trade association representing boat, marine engine and accessory manufacturers.