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US Debut for New YANMAR 6LF and 6LT Series at Miami International Boat Show

Press release   •   Jan 29, 2020 14:00 GMT

The new YANMAR 6LF engine

Progressive Miami International Boat Show 2020, February 13th to 17th, F Tent: F200

YANMAR MARINE INTERNATIONAL is introducing its new 6LF and 6LT series of marine diesel engines to the US market at the Progressive Miami International Boat Show.

The launch of the advanced six-model powerboat line-up extends YANMAR’s portfolio of trusted common rail marine diesel engines to encompass an output range from 40 mhp to 640 mhp, the most comprehensive offering available from any marine engine manufacturer.

Enabling YANMAR to supply compact, high performance solutions for new markets and a wider customer base, the 485 mhp to 640 mhp 6LF and 6LT engines are ideal for leisure boats as well as light duty commercial applications.

The two series, consisting of the 3000rpm 6LF485, 6LF530 and 6LF550 engines and 2530rpm 6LT500, 6LT580 and 6LT640 engines, feature YANMAR’s next generation VC20 vessel control system for enhanced on-board comfort and an easier overall boating experience. The global emission-certified diesel engines also offer leading fuel economy and are compatible with a wide range of fuel types.

Available as a complete YANMAR package including engine, ZF transmission and VC20 vessel control system, the 6LF and 6LT are supplied with a full range of options.

Martijn Oggel, Global Sales Manager of YANMAR Marine International, said: “With the launch of our new engines, YANMAR’s renowned common rail range now reaches 640 mhp, representing a significant expansion of our line-up from the previous limit of 440 mhp. We are excited to bring the efficiency, performance and low emission benefits of the higher power 6LF and 6LT models, alongside the reassurance of YANMAR’s reputation for high quality, reliability and technological advancements, to more boat owners and commercial operators.

“Ideal for semi-planing and planing hulls with inboard propulsion systems, the engines offer compact, light-weight and high-performance powerboat solutions. They are also the first new YANMAR range to incorporate our new VC20 vessel control system. Demonstrating our commitment to leading by technology, this next generation system will feature across our range of common rail engines, playing an essential role in improving the entire on-board experience.”

New owners of the 6LF and 6LT series can take advantage of YANMAR’s global distribution network, including local dealer support and genuine spare parts supply.

The 6LF and 6LT series are available from Q3 2020.

YANMAR, leading supplier of innovative engines and technology-driven marine propulsion systems, recently launched its next-generation five-engine 4LV sterndrive marine diesel engine models fitted with the YANMAR ZT370 to complete its 4LV series. Its portfolio also includes the popular YANMAR 6LY and 8LV series and the proven JH common rail series of sailboat and small craft engines.


Note for editors

Media are invited to visit the YANMAR stand F200 in F Tent between 2pm and 3pm on Thursday, February 13th when YANMAR representatives will be available to present the new engines, answer questions and discuss the benefits and features. All press are welcome to attend at any time during the hour-long 'open house' event. To confirm attendance or to book a time slot for one-to-one appointment, please email Jules at

For further press information, please contact:

Jessica Stewart

Americas Operations Manager



Tel: 1-727-803-6565 ext:273; Mobile: 1-727-348-2909


Jules Riegal

Saltwater Stone


Tel: +44 (0)1202 669244


With its beginnings in Osaka, Japan in 1912, YANMAR went on to become the first company to succeed in making a compact diesel engine of practical size in 1933. With industrial diesel engines as the cornerstone of the business, YANMAR has continued to expand its range of products, services and expertise to deliver total solutions as a diesel engine and equipment manufacturer. Providing small and large engines, agricultural machinery and facilities, construction equipment, energy systems, marine engines, machine tools, and components — YANMAR’s global operations span seven business domains on land and at sea.

Based in the Netherlands, YANMAR MARINE INTERNATIONAL is focused on the recreational marine sector globally, supplying engines for both sailboats and powerboats, and light duty commercial applications. Over the years, YANMAR has built an enviable reputation for proven marine technology delivering high quality and reliability and continues to develop advanced technology for the cleanest and most efficient diesel engines.

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