MAN Engines strengthens involvement with shipyards in the Asian yacht market
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 manufacturers since 2018. The deliveries include the complete range of MAN engines 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 Taiwanese 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 option 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.