Responding to the market interest in mid-size auxiliary sailboats and small displacement powerboats, Westerbeke has just introduced a new 68hp (50.7 kW) diesel engine, the Westerbeke 65A Four. This 4-cylinder, 3.3 liter, naturally-aspirated diesel runs at 2600-rpm yet produces a very impressive 163 lb/ft of torque at only 1400-rpm! Torque is the attribute of marine engines which most influences their ability to push non planing boats through water. Low engine speed also contributes to quiet operation, less vibration for more pleasant powering, and efficient use of fuel. It also reduces stress on engines, thus contributing to a longer service life. Westerbeke is renowned for all of these attributes and has received numerous awards for marine power innovations. The 65A Four is now in production and offered with standard 72 amp battery charging alternator, EZ-bleed fuel system, transmission oil cooler, fresh water lube oil cooler, over sized marine transmission with 1.88:1 reduction, domestic hot water connection, coolant recovery tank as well as low oil pressure and high coolant temperature alarms.