CUMMINS AND KONRAD MARINE UNVEIL MOST POWERFUL, LONG-LIFE DIESEL STERNDRIVE PACKAGE AT MIAMI INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW
CHARLESTON, S.C. (Feb. 12, 2015) – Less than one year after announcing the formalization of their relationship, Cummins and Konrad Marine confirm that they have added 480-hp and 550-hp ratings to the diesel sterndrive packages they jointly offer.
The 480-hp rating is approved for both recreational and commercial applications. The package offers 37 percent more horsepower and 129 percent more torque than gasoline outboards, and 46 percent more horsepower and 54 percent more torque than other diesel sterndrive products sold into the commercial space. The 550-hp rating is currently intended for recreational applications. An impressive 875 lb-ft offers 162 percent more torque than outboards, and significantly more than any other diesel sterndrive offered in the recreational space.
“These power ratings, coupled with the inherent advantages of diesel, start a very compelling conversation,” says Julie Heifner, Global Business Development Manager – Konrad Marine. “Add to this the exceptionally long life of this package, and the fact that Konrad sterndrives can be rebuilt up to seven times to full integrity versus being replaced, and you have a solution with an extremely low cost of ownership compared with that of 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.”