Dtorque Turbo Diesel Outboard made in Steyr

Having already found the perfect partner for the global distribution of the NEANDER Dtorque 111 in YANMAR MARINE INTERNATIONAL the corresponding competent partner for the production of the worldwide first turbodiesel outboard under 100 hp has now been contracted: STEYR MOTORS from Austria.

In the market segment of 40 – 60 hp the Dtorque 111 turbodiesel outboard is a long-awaited innovation in the marine market especially for commercial applications. Apart from the advantages that typically come with diesel this two-cylinder motor is special due to its two crank shafts, which enable extraordinarily smooth running with low friction losses. Lutz W. Lester, Managing Director of Neander Shark GmbH, regards Steyr Motors, specialist in diesel engines and hybrid drive technologies, as the ideal partner for the production of this unique turbodiesel outboard.

Both companies share the focus on state-of-the-art, efficient, and at the same time extremely robust drive solutions. After several months of coordination and preparation Michael Aschaber, Managing Director of STEYR MOTORS and Lutz W. Lester eventually signed the contracts for the assembly of the new outboards in Steyr. The order includes the construction of initially up to 2000 motors per year for a period of three years. Series production 2017 will start this autumn with the first 150 motors built until the end of the year.

“We are happy to have found STEYR MOTORS as a competent and innovative production partner in the area of diesel engine technology. They will certainly ensure the high demands on quality set by our customers are met”, remarked Lutz W. Lester on the conclusion of contract.

From left to right: Lutz W. Lester (Managing Director of Neander Shark) and Michael Aschaber (Managing Director of STEYR MOTORS) at the time of signing the contract, © STEYR MOTORS