Power Profile


The 52 foot Hitchhiker sailing catarmaran has recently undergone a repower, replacing 2 x 60hp petrol outboards with our innovative 50hp Dtorque diesel outboards.

The X-IT is a minimalist vessel, with no generator and no airconditioning onboard. The limited hull space and overall design meant that diesel inboard engines were not viable, and sailing long distances and in sometimes volatile waters meant that electric engines would not work.

One of the benefits of diesel outboards is the less volatile fuel, and high torque ratings compared to petrol engines.

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Application: Sailing Catamaran
Vessel Construction: GRP - Custom build
Vessel Name: “X-IT”
Length: 16.25m
Weight: 9 tonnes (loaded)
Engine Model: 2 x Dtorque111
Engine Power Rating: 50hp / 111Nm (each)
Gear Ratio: 2.07
Electronic Control Type: NA
Cruise Speed: 8 knots
Top Speed: 11 knots
Installation Completed by: Ballina Slipway

Disclaimer: Power Equipment provides this Performance Report for general information only. This data is accurate only as to the exact date, time and specifications of installation and/or testing. Power Equipment and associated brands make no warranties as to the performance or fuel consumption as numerous factors can affect actual performance of an engine.