Cat Marine has long been at the forefront of marine propulsion, and the company looks to maintain its standing in the industry with its new C7.1 engine that will debut at this year’s Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show. The propulsion system promises to deliver high performance in a relatively small package, and will come in three iterations: a 406 hp, 456 hp and 507 hp version. All of them will meet rigorous EPA Tier 3, IMO II, EU Recreational Craft Directive and EU Stage IIIA regulations.
The engines will be ideal for boats in the 25- to 60-foot range. They all have common rail fuel systems that enable them to have low emissions ratings. Also notable is that these engines reportedly produce no visible smoke while running. These new Cats should be clean, efficient and powerful. And that’s not to mention very popular with boaters. They seem like they can’t miss.