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Rolls-Royce has agreed to continue supply mtu engines to yacht maker Overmarine – with options on hybrid propulsion and fuel cell systems.

In a statement issued yesterday (23 September), Rolls-Royce said that will continue to supply Overmarine with mtu Series 2000 engines for its Mangusta yacht family – and options to supply mtu hybrid propulsion and the mtu NautIQ Bridge integrated bridge solution are also part of the framework agreement, which will run from 2022-24.

In addition, said Rolls-Royce, the delivery of an emission-free mtu fuel cell system is ‘a possibility for the future’.

The contract provides for the delivery of more than 60 mtu engines, including those that comply with the IMO III emissions directive with exhaust aftertreatment if required.

The contract continues a decades-long partnership between the two companies.

Maurizio Balducci, CEO of Overmarine, said: ‘At Overmarine, we have been setting new standards for decades with our agile, sporty and versatile yachts. In doing so, we can always count on the power, efficiency and reliability of mtu engines. We look forward to furthering this partnership with the latest mtu products.’

Denise Kurtulus, Vice President Global Marine at Rolls-Royce Power Systems, added: ‘We are proud to have once again convinced Overmarine of our solutions. In the coming years, the aspect of sustainability and climate protection will certainly become even more important in the yachting industry. To this end, we are already available to Overmarine and the entire yacht industry as a propulsion partner with climate-friendly solutions.’

As previously reported by Bunkerspot's sister publication ship.energy, Rolls-Royce also announced yesterday that it will be working with Sea Machines to deliver remote command, autonomous control and intelligent crew support systems to the marine market.

GLOBAL: Rolls-Royce launches mtu propulsion systems for yachts

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