April 23, 2018

Engine: Cat C7.1 425hp

Caterpillar Marine is delighted to announce they new Cat C7.1 425hp engine with emissions certifications for IMO II, 97/68/EC Stage IIIA, RCD 2 and Marine EPA Tier 3, plus the new commercial ratings meet EPA Tier 3 Commercial.  The engine provides superior response and strong acceleration from idle to full load while maintaining fuel efficiency at high speeds, as well as reduced combustion noise through advanced electronic control. The engine is available with a 12V or 24V electrical system, and it is compatible with Cat displays and electronics. For cleanliness in the engine room, Caterpillar has incorporated a closed crankcase ventilation system. There is also a gear driven jacket water pump and seawater pump for superior reliability and the self-priming fuel system ensures a smooth start every time with no visible smoke during the start-up or whilst underway. The engine comes complete with a maintenance free valve train with hydraulic valve adjusters. The Cat 7.1 High Performance and Commercial rated engines are manufactured in the Caterpillar Marine Power UK Ltd facility in Wimborne, UK. In April 2017, the Wimborne officially opened their upgraded facilities, with a £5 million investment in a new administration building, engine production hall and warehouse, including the first new production test cells, with best-in-class data capture standards and a new world-class paint facility. The new D, C, and B ratings will be on display at several key global marine events throughout 2018. If you would like to see the engine sooner, please contact Caterpillar Marine to arrange a personal viewing.