FPT has launched its latest Stage V compliant marine engines aimed at both the pleasure and commercial markets and they are now available from Hendy Power.

Andy Smith, director at Hendy Power said the new engine line-up is complete with the launch of one new model and of the keel cooling configuration.

New to the market is the C90 170 Stage V dedicated to heavy-duty work and featuring an optimised fuel map that avoids the need for an urea-based after treatment system.

Also new to the market is the introduction of the keel cooling system, a solution for effectively cooling engines operating in sandy, muddy and shallow water, without the risk of obstructing the seawater filters and damaging the seawater pumps.

The FPT Industrial C90 170 Stage V

This new engine expands FPT’s offering in the global marine market offering eight models and power outputs from 85 hp up to 1000 hp, following the overhaul of the marine range, which began in 2020.

This power unit is custom-made for the heaviest-duty commercial applications and offers 170 hp at 2000 rpm and 1105 Nm torque at 1000 rpm engine. Its applications include passenger transport, cargo or floating equipment vessels, pusher tugs, trawler fishing boats and dredgers, mainly operating in rivers and lakes as well as in cities and restricted areas in Europe.

In order to comply with the stringent requirements of the Stage V standard, FPT has focussed on fuel map optimisation. The result is a 30% reduction of HC, NOx and PM emission versus the previous version and, moreover, a significant total cost of ownership saving. The overall high level of sustainability of the new power unit is confirmed also by the adoption of a specific oil retention system that prevents the combustion of valve lubrication oil, with a substantial reduction of visible smoke. The C90 170 Stage V holds type approvals from the main international regulation authorities and expands FPT Industrial’s Stage V line-up, which now includes a range of displacements from 4 to 9 litres and offering customers one of the widest choices on the market.

The N40 170 Stage V represented the first step of FPT Industrial marine range expansion. In its standard configuration it is designed to deliver up to 250 hp at 2800 rpm for European recreational boats and in this specific configuration it is compliant with the strictest emission standards, such as the Inland Waterway Vessels (IWV) Stage V.

Andy Smith, Hendy Power director, said that pleasure and light commercial operators are set to benefit from the latest N67 450 N engine.

“This engine displays a remarkable versatility, satisfying the power needs of a wide and increasing range of boats and vessels, including the very popular category of cruisers and yachts up to 12 meters, small ferries, army and police boats, search and rescue boats and light fishing boats,” he said.

It delivers 450 hp at 3000 rpm and 1305 Nm torque at 1800 rpm. The N67 450 N complies with EPA and IMO emissions regulations and features enhanced cooling and improved injection at cold temperatures. Featuring the same technological advancements, this model has been also launched on the European market as N67 170, rated at 170 hp at 2300 rpm and compliant with IWV Stage V.

The keel cooling system launched is available on the N40 250 E, N67 450 N and N67 570 EVO.

Thanks to its position along the keel or incorporated into the hull itself, it is in constant contact with the water so the system can efficiently transfer heat between coolant and the water, without the need of circulating salt water into the engine.

The major benefits include protection of the engine from the seawater corrosion, avoidance of continuous seawater filter obstruction, and frequent damage to the seawater impeller. Tugs and commercial fishing vessels, operating in brown waters, inland waterways and harbours, will particularly benefit from this system and they can also be used for displacement hulls and also for high-performance fishing boats.