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Volkswagen Marine Diesel Engines On Display at “boot 2010”; Greenline 33 Hybrid

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The Greenline 33. Click to enlarge.

Volkswagen Marine will exhibit its marine diesel engine line-up at “boot 2010” in Düsseldorf (23-31 January 2010). Also returning to the show is the super displacement hybrid motor cruiser, the Greenline 33 from the Seaway Group, which uses either a 55 kW (75 hp) or 121 kW (165) Volkswagen engine in its hybrid powertrain. The Greenline 33 was first presented at boot 2009, and returns to Düsseldorf in its final configuration.

In addition to the VW engine, the Greenline 33 features a 5kW generator/7kW electric drive coupled to a ZF gearbox, which drives the propeller. A hydraulic VW clutch enables two switch-selectable drive modes: diesel or electric. A 3 kW inverter/charger charges the battery in the shore power mode and delivers a 230 V AC power supply throughout the boat at all times. The Greenline 33 features a 1.3 kW solar roof, and a 240 Ah Li-ion battery array.

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The Greenline 33. Click to enlarge.

The Volkswagen Marine Engine Range spans 29 kW (40 hp) to 258 kW (350 hp) offerings, and includes four engine families with four, five, six and eight cylinders. They explore new territory for diesel power in high speed boats by means of extremely favorable power to weight ratios and variable turbo chargers which ensure superior torque characteristics.

The top of the line engine, a 4.2 liter bi-turbo V8 called TDI 350-8 has a dry weight of only 368 kg (811 lbs). This, in combination with its performance, enables the engine to make previously used large capacity petrol engines redundant and to offer top performance combined with minimized specific fuel consumption, Volkswagen says.

Builders of large offshore sailing yachts like Oyster, Bénéteau, Jeanneau and Nautor are now installing specially adapted Volkswagen Marine “Blue Water Engines” into long-distance cruisers.

Exhibited at boot 2010 are the new luxury sailing yachts Oyster 575, Jeanneau 57 and Oceanis 58. All of these yachts are powered by the TDI 140-5 “Blue Water” with integrated 24V power generation.

Comments

HarveyD

Cool....

ai_vin

Cooler; http://www.solarsailor.com/

Way cooler; http://www.solarsailor.com/images/media/BROCHURES/Soliloquy_Brochure.pdf

HarveyD

ai-win....could the two technologies be combined?

ai_vin

Which two?

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