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Ford re-enters marine engine business after 20 years

Ford Motor Company will re-enter the marine market after a more than 20-year absence via an agreement with Indmar Marine Engines, the world’s largest privately held manufacturer of gasoline inboard marine engines.

Indmar Marine Engines will offer high-performance boaters the 6.2-liter V8 engine, which powers Ford F-150 SVT Raptor and Ford F-Series Super Duty trucks. Indmar Marine Engines will offer three models of varying horsepower and torque.

The 6.2-liter engine was specifically built for a truck, providing the torque needed to tow heavy weight—which is exactly what today’s high-performance watercraft need. Our sport has evolved, and with heavier boats, bigger wakes and larger ballast and passenger capacity, the demand on the engine is even greater. We looked at the total market, and have spent a great deal of time, research and development dollars to find an engine that will best fit the demands of watersports.

—Chuck Rowe, president of Indmar Marine Engines

Ford and Indmar Marine Engines made the announcement today at the 2013 SEMA show.


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