Recreational Marine - News Release

Yanmar showcases new technologies at the Japan International Boat Show 2018

March 8, 2018
Yanmar Co., Ltd.

Yanmar will show two technology concepts indicating the direction of its marine business at the Japan International Boat Show 2018 starting today at Yokohama, Japan.

■ Marine Suspension Boat

This concept boat incorporates Nauti-Craft’s innovative marine suspension system. The system was developed by applying the suspension system of a 4-wheel drive vehicle to a boat. The boat achieves a high level of stability with a hydraulic suspension system that absorbs wave energy. The technology delivers a smooth and stable ride during high-speed turning by actively controlling separate hulls and absorbing wave-energy. The system is expected to enhance boat safety, reduce passenger fatigue, contribute to smoother handling, and improve the accuracy of shipping schedules by reducing the impact of the weather.

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<Dimension and Specs>

Overall Length:9.36m
Overall Width:3.38m
Overall Depth:2.71m
Engine and Output:8LV370Z×2(272kw(370ps)×2
Fuel Tank:400 Liter×2

■ Diesel Hybrid System

This environmentally friendly hybrid system is powered by both a diesel engine and an electric motor to reduce fuel consumption. At low speed, the system is powered only by the electric motor, while both the diesel engine and the electric motors will power the system at the middle speed range. Furthermore, the system can deliver an acceleration “boost” by adding the power of the electric motor to the engine when “boost assist mode” is selected during acceleration.

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About Yanmar

With beginnings in Osaka, Japan in 1912, Yanmar was the first ever to succeed in making a compact diesel engine of a practical size in 1933. Moving on, with industrial diesel engines as the cornerstone of the enterprise, Yanmar has continued to expand its product range, services, and expertise to deliver total solutions as an industrial equipment manufacturer. As a provider of small and large engines, agricultural machinery and facilities, construction equipment, energy systems, marine, machine tools, and components — Yanmar’s global business operations span seven domains.
On land, at sea, and in the city, Yanmar’s Mission of “providing sustainable solutions focused on the challenges customers face, in food production and harnessing power, thereby enriching people’s lives for all our tomorrows,” stands testament to Yanmar’s determination to providing us with “A Sustainable Future”.


Yanmar Co., Ltd. Public Relations Group