First MAN V12-2000 engine delivered

AB Yachts' AB 100 The AB 100 from AB Yachts has received the first MAN V12-2000 produced for its three-engine system. Credit: MAN Engines

MAN Engines has delivered its first MAN V12-2000 engine to Italian shipyard AB Yachts for installation in in its AB 100 model featuring a three-engine system with ZF transmissions and MJP water jets.

With total power of 6,000 HP, the system will be able to accelerates the 100ft luxury yacht to a top speed of 55 knots. AB Yachts will be able to increase the power of its AB 100 series by 100 HP per MAN V12-2000 engine.

“We have been relying on engines from MAN Engines for a long time because they offer the ideal combination of power, lightweight design and compact size,” said Francesco Guidetti, head of AB Yachts. “These are all essential characteristics that guarantee the performance that has made us so successful with our boats around the world. The new AB 100 will enable us to achieve new goals once again.”

May 2019 delivery

The buyer of this AB 100 is a European businessman who will use the yacht with three MAN V12-2000s in the Mediterranean. The delivery is planned for May 2019.

To date, the MAN V12-2000 is the only twelve-cylinder V-engine with 2,000 HP on the market that generates its enormous power from 24 litres of displacement. This extremely high-power density of 61kW per litre of displacement, the compact design and the low weight provide ship designers with significant advantages over comparable high-performance engines, said MAN Engines.

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