Power Profile


The Sydneysider Ketch was originally powered by a Detroit 4-71 engine rated at 130kW @ 2300rpm and now with the new John Deere, the engine is noticeably quieter and fume free with increased vessel speed when required.

Owner Jenny says that with this new John Deere package, she believes her guests will greatly enjoy the quieter engine while on board sailing around beautiful Sydney Harbour.

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Commercial Marine

Engine Brand:

John Deere

Engine Model:

6068TFM50 (M1)

Application: Commercial Charter Sailing
Vessel Construction: Steel
Vessel Name: Sydneysider
Length (LOA): 15.8m
Weight: 53 tonnes
Engine: 6068TFM50 (M1)
Engine Power Rating: 115kW (154hp) @ 2300rpm
Drive Configuration: Shaft Drive
Gear Ratio and Model: 3.12:1 / DONG-I
Top Speed: 9.4 knots
Cruise Speed: 5 to 6 knots
Propeller Size: 31" x 24.5" x 4 Blade
Date of Operational Check: 13th April 2021
Repower Installation Completed by: Kay Povey

Disclaimer: Power Equipment provides this Performance Report for general information only. This data is accurate only as to the exact date, time and specifications set out in this Report. John Deere makes no warranties as to the performance or fuel consumption of any boat equipped with a John Deere engine as numerous factors affect actual performance of an engine.