The power be­hind boats

NT News - Motoring - - MARINE GUIDE -

Dar­win has be­come a hub for Steyr Mo­tors in re­cent years, be­ing the power plant be­hind the Zodiac RIB ten­ders on the Aus­tralian Navy Armidale class of ves­sels.

The RIBs see a sub­stan­tial amount of ac­tion, par­tic­u­larly in their use as bor­der pro­tec­tion and asy­lum seeker re­trieval ves­sels.

Un­der a pre­vi­ous agree­ment with the Aus­tralian Navy, the Nine Net­work’s hit tele­vi­sion show, (now fi­nalised), fea­tured two Armidale class ves­sels dur­ing its film­ing.

In real life, the Armidale class of ves­sels carry the Zodiac 733 RHIB ribs and are fit­ted with the Steyr MO256K, 250Hp.

While Steyr Mo­tors is per­haps bet­ter known for its com­mer­cial en­gine busi­ness, the com­pany also of­fers en­gines for the marine plea­sure mar­ket in­clud­ing shaft and stern drive mod­els.

In vir­tu­ally ev­ery in­stance the ba­sic en­gine is the same; and the drives are Mer­cury Marine — the Mer­cruiser Bravo I, II, or Bravo III.

The Steyr Mono block en­gine fam­ily con­sists of sev­eral de­sign so­lu­tions which pro­vide high power den­sity, re­li­a­bil­ity and safety in op­er­a­tion that are de­signed and built es­pe­cially for Marine ap­pli­ca­tions.

Steyr Mo­tors of­fers spe­cial de­sign fea­tures such as ro­bust cool­ing, a sin­gle-cast en­gine block of high ten­sile al­loy, a free cylin­der liner, valve seats from Stel­lit ma­te­rial, in­serted valve guides, a high pres­sure me­chan­i­cal Steyr Unit In­jec­tor, and the low­est weight and com­pact­ness in its class.

Steyr Mo­tors has a range of four cylin­der and six cylin­der en­gines in the Stern drive cat­e­gory; the four cylin­der range has just the one model, the MO174V40, which is turbo- charged, in­ter­cooled and di­rect-in­jected, in­line 4-cylin­der, 2133cc that de­vel­ops 170hp at its max­i­mum4000rpm.

A solid choice when re­li­a­bil­ity and power is re­quired

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