MAN Engines is greatly expanding its collaboration with manufacturers of luxury yachts in Asia, thereby securing market shares for the future market. This is why the German engine manufacturer has been delivering diesel engines to the Taiwan shipyards of two globally positioned yacht manufac-turers since 2018. The deliveries include the complete range of MAN en-gines from 730 to 2,000 hp (538 kW to 1,471 kW). However, the focus is clearly on the powerful V engines in the upper range. “We have a strong market presence in the 60 to 90 foot motor yachts in Europe and the USA, and we wish to also expand this locally for manufacturers in the emerging future markets,” said Claus Benzler, Head of Marine MAN Engines.
The latest example of the numerous collaborations is from the largest Tai-wanese yacht manufacturer Ocean Alexander, which maintains a very dense supply network on the east coast of the USA. MAN Engines will now be represented in the 90’ Motoryacht series as well as the 100’ Megayacht series exclusively, through its second most powerful MAN V12-1900 engine (12 cylinder, 1,397 kW/1,900 hp). This engine also provides a powerful op-tion for the 80’ Motoryacht.
In addition to Ocean Alexander the Taiwanese Horizon Yachts, who are by their own account the fifth-largest global custom luxury yacht builder, have recently begun using MAN engines. MAN Engines currently provides a fuel-saving engine alternative with the V8-1200 for their FD series 85 and 87.
About The MAN Group
The MAN Group (man.eu) is one of Europe’s leading commercial vehicle and mechanical engineering groups and focuses on activities in the areas of transportation and energy — market segments that offer long-term, global opportunities.
MAN’s business activities are grouped into two business areas: Commercial Vehicles, comprising MAN Truck & Bus and MAN Latin America, and Power Engineering, featuring MAN Energy Solutions (formerly MAN Diesel & Turbo) and Renk.
The Group aims to grow profitably around the world in its two business areas and to achieve a sustained increase in the value of the Company. Customer orientation, technology leadership, and the ongoing expansion of after-sales services are key to achieving these goals.