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Weight is saved with Lombardini marine diesel engine

When Ker Fast 40 owner Johnny Vincent decided he wanted to save some weight in his race boat, Pace, he decided to repower with a Lombardini saildrive package from Mermaid Marine.

The work was carried out by Cowes based Alpha Plus UK that is headed by Anthony Haines.

“We took out a Yanmar and to save weight put in a Lombardini,” explained Mr Haines. “It’s a racing boat so the owner wanted it to be as light as possible.

“It was installed by us and does the job.”

He added: “We’ve been happy with the engine and service from Mermaid Marine.”

The package from Mermaid Marine included the LDW502 diesel engine, saildrive unit, fibreglass mounting tray, digital control panel and 5m wiring loom.

In addition, Mermaid Marine has supplied a Lombardini LDW502 to Sir Keith Mills Ker 40+ Invictus that was narrowly beaten in this year’s Lendy Cowes Week by Girls on Film.


Engine features:

Power: 9.5kW / 13hp @ 3600rpm

Cylinders: 2

Cooling: Water

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