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Yanmar’s green journey at Cannes Yachting Festival

Cannes Yachting Festival, 12th to 17th September, Jetée 183

Engines and propulsion specialist, YANMAR Marine International (YMI), has increased its presence with an all new and improved stand and location at this year’s Cannes Yachting Festival. The stand will be highlighting the company’s commitment to green innovation.

YANMAR marked a significant milestone in the company’s green energy transition with the approval of its engines now certified as compatible for use with Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO).  This was one of the first steps YANMAR took in enabling their customers to join them in the journey towards reducing emissions whilst still enjoying time on the water and reducing their environmental impact.

YANMAR continues to work on developments with alternative fuels which will help to pave the way for more eco-friendly approaches before electrification becomes more widespread.  Alongside this, electrification remains high on YANMAR’s agenda and they are fully committed to supporting electric innovation technology with the development of products such as the YANMAR E-Sail Drive.  The new plug and play electric propulsion system for the sailboat sector will make upgrading to electric power as simple as possible and its highly anticipated launch, will take place in 2024.

Floris Lettinga, Director of Sales and Marketing commented; “Cannes is a great opportunity for us to highlight our wider commitment towards long term enhanced unparalleled customer experience in green technology-driven marine propulsion systems and innovations with our engines. Our range of reliable, advanced and efficient propulsion systems will continue to develop as we deliver solutions for sail and power boats with minimal CO2 output”

The leading engine and marine propulsion systems supplier will be showcasing its popular 6LF550, and 4JH110 with SD15. 

The 6LF engine is a powerful engine, and caters to planing and semi-planing vessels for both recreational and light-duty commercial use.

The 4JH110 is part of the acclaimed 4JH-Series. Demonstrating YANMAR’s ‘5x best in class’ features – Clean, Interconnective, Quiet, Powerful, Fuel Efficient – the 4JH-CR series sets the global standard in sailboat and small craft propulsion.

The SD15 Saildrive by ZF is designed for sailing yachts up to 65 feet, providing the benefits of YANMAR’s proven saildrive solutions, combined with common rail efficiency for vessels with higher power engines.  Demonstrating the advanced technology and innovations behind its complete line-up of sailboat and powerboat engines.

The YANMAR team will be on hand at the show to offer expert advice, to talk about their sustainable journey and to network with partners and customers as well as announce exciting new developments for the company.


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