AT WORK, DIESEL DOES BETTER.
ON LOW-END TORQUE PERFORMANCE,
FUEL ECONOMY AND RANGE.
Petrol outboards are for leisure use mainly. When you’ve got a serious job of work to do and need to put in a full shift day after day you need the hardworking dependability of a diesel engine.
Now operators of small workboats have that option in outboard form with the Dtorque.
This compact unit is the only outboard in the mid power range to offer all the advantages of state-of-the-art diesel engineering. The Dtorque develops a creditable 50hp when you need a turn of speed, but it’s the torque figure that matters most in the working environment. The delivery of a mighty 111Nm at 2,000-3,000rpm will get you quickly up onto the plane and also provide all the muscle you need when the boat is fully laden.
So whether you are patrolling harbours, delivering supplies afloat, transferring personnel, or checking nets, Dtorque is the strong, reliable workhorse you need for unwaveringly reliable performance, long range, and low operating costs time after time. But for a workhorse it is also remarkably refined. Its unique dual counter-rotating crankshaft engineering means ultra-low vibration and noise, so less fatigue for the user at the end of the working day. And less stress for the engine and its suspension as well.
LONGER RANGE FOR FEWER FUEL STOPS:
GREATER INDEPENDENCE AND PRODUCTIVITY.
Queuing at the fuel pump can take up valuable working time, but the frugal diesel consumption of the Dtorque means fewer refuelling stops and lower running costs than you would expect from most petrol outboards of 60 or 70hp with lower torque output. Its fuel consumption peaks where the petrol burners are just starting out. Then at full throttle 2.5 times more fuel is likely to be used by the gas outboards than the diesel fuel-sipping Dtorque.
For most applications, with a Dtorque on your transom you have all the benefits of less frequent visits to the pumps — so less downtime, greater operational independence, more productive working hours and, when it comes to running costs, a better bottom line on the balance sheet at the end of the month.
SAFETY WITHOUT COMPROMISE.
WITH FIRE RISKS, DIESEL IS A BETTER OUTBOARD OPTION.
For operational reasons in the great majority of workboat applications, from fish farming to harbour patrol duties, offshore wind-turbine farms to charter services, the technical advantages of the Dtorque’s advanced diesel engineering are clear. But for those working in environments where fire is a real hazard, such as in the offshore oil industry, diesel has the added safety benefit of lowflammability.
That’s just one good reason why petrol is seldom carried on most large seagoing vessels. In the wider picture, diesel is always the sensible propulsion option for tenders to run and collect crew, passengers, and goods ashore where docking is not always practical, for example with cruise ships and mega-yachts.