Sailboat in-board engines

How to choose this product

An inboard sailboat engine is installed within the boat's hull to ensure propulsion even in the absence of wind.

Applications

Such engines are ideal for vessels too large for an outboard motor. They must be able to operate even when the vessel is heeling. They are particularly useful on cruising sailboats for entering and leaving port, and to remain on schedule during windless spells.

Technologies

Along with the engine block, there are accessory devices for starting and cooling the engine, recharging the batteries and other functions. It must be installed on an appropriate mount with flexible bushings to absorb vibration. The two most common transmission systems on sailboats are propeller shaft and sail-drive, each with advantages and drawbacks.

The different models include gasoline or diesel internal combustion engines, electric motors and hybrids. Electric versions run off batteries that are powerful, but offer limited range.

How to choose

Engine power is expressed in kilowatts (kW) or in horsepower (hp), and must be suitable for the vessel's weight. With rare exception, the engine should provide at least 5 hp per ton. Other important factors include the choice between electric and internal combustion models, required installation space, noise and transmission type.

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22 products Yanmar Europe BV
25 products Yanmar
5 products Volvo Penta
Volvo Penta D1-13 (11.8 HP @ 2800 -> 3200 RPM)
Sailboat engine : in-board diesel engine 10 - 20 hp (saildrive, indirect injection, natural aspiration) D1-13 (11.8 HP @ 2800 -> 3200 RPM) Volvo Penta

The Volvo Penta D1 and D2 series are designed with priority for highest comfort onboard. Low cruising...

Volvo Penta D1-20 (18 HP @ 2800 -> 3200 RPM)
Sailboat engine : in-board diesel engine 10 - 20 hp (saildrive, indirect injection, natural aspiration) D1-20 (18 HP @ 2800 -> 3200 RPM) Volvo Penta

The Volvo Penta D1 and D2 series are designed with priority for highest comfort onboard. Low cruising...

Volvo Penta D1-30 (27.3 HP @ 2800 -> 3200 RPM)
Sailboat engine : in-board diesel engine 20 - 30 hp (indirect injection, natural aspiration) D1-30 (27.3 HP @ 2800 -> 3200 RPM) Volvo Penta

The Volvo Penta D1 and D2 series are designed with priority for highest comfort onboard. Low cruising...

Volvo Penta D2-40 (38 HP @ 2800 -> 3200 RPM)
Sailboat engine : in-board diesel engine 30 - 40 hp (saildrive, indirect injection, natural aspiration) D2-40 (38 HP @ 2800 -> 3200 RPM) Volvo Penta

The Volvo Penta D1 and D2 series are designed with priority for highest comfort onboard. Low cruising...

Lombardini Marine LDW 1003 SD (30 HP @ 3600 RPM)
Sailboat engine : in-board diesel engine 30 - 40 hp (saildrive, indirect injection, natural aspiration) LDW 1003 SD (30 HP @ 3600 RPM) Lombardini Marine

This series of exceptionally light and compact engines, features very high reliability in every condition; furthermore, this specific project has been carried out in order to optimize durability and low...

Lombardini Marine LDW 2204 SD (60 HP @ 3600 RPM)
Sailboat engine : in-board diesel engine 50 - 60 hp (saildrive, indirect injection, natural aspiration) LDW 2204 SD (60 HP @ 3600 RPM) Lombardini Marine

This series of exceptionally light and compact engines, features very high reliability in every condition; furthermore, this specific project has been carried out in order to optimize durability and low...

1 products Lister Petter
Lister Petter TR3 (22.5 HP @ 1500 RPM -> 38.2 HP @ 2500 RPM )
Sailboat engine : in-board diesel engine 30 - 40 hp (direct injection, natural aspiration) TR3 (22.5 HP @ 1500 RPM -> 38.2 HP @ 2500 RPM ) Lister Petter

SUITABLE FOR: work boats pleasure boats propulsion and auxiliary applications BASIC ENGINE CHARACTERISTICS 2 or 3 cylinders air cooled direct injection naturally aspirated ■ durable, economical...

Mermaid Marine Engines MP-208 | 8 HP
Sailboat engine : in-board diesel engine 9 hp (indirect injection, natural aspiration) MP-208 | 8 HP Mermaid Marine Engines

The Mermaid Power ’MP’ range brings traditional design and simplicity along with the pedigree of high quality you would expect from a hand finished, purpose built marine diesel from Mermaid. These engines...

3 products BMW Marine
BMW Marine D50 (45 hp @ 3000 rpm)
Sailboat engine : in-board diesel engine 40 - 50 hp (direct injection, natural aspiration) D50 (45 hp @ 3000 rpm) BMW Marine

The BMW Marine Diesel Range: A new class of engines with new, convincing merits The BMW D 35/D 50 marine diesels offer the merits of BMWs progressive engine technology for sailing yachts, displacement...

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