Correct Craft and their longtime power partner, Pleasurecraft Marine Engines, have teamed up to bring catalyzed marine engines to the Nautique line for 2008. Although their claims of a “green” marine engine seem slightly contradictory to us, there’s no denying that the current crop of catalyzed marine engines are much better for the environment than their predecessors. Like Indmar’s ETX/CAT introduced last year, PCM’s new Catanium system combines the exhaust manifold with a solid-state catalyst that promotes the combustion of harmful components in the engines exhaust. These systems are very similar to those that have been installed in our cars for the last 20 years, with the necessary advancements to be used in the marine setting.
In addition to the cleaner emissions, PCM’s new line of Catanium equipped engines also features better fuel economy and enhanced power thanks to the more advanced engine control modules required by the exhaust catalyst system. Overall, it’s a win-win for everyone, the water we like to play in will be a little cleaner, and we’ll save money by using less gas while wakeboarding.
You can read the full details in Correct Craft’s press release after the jump.
Orlando, FLA (April 17, 2008) –Correct Craft, manufacturer of Nautique boats, and Pleasurecraft Marine Engines (PCM), Correct Craft’s exclusive engine supplier for over 30 years, now offers all Nautique models with the optional patent pending PCM Catanium Clean Emission System. These new engines exceed rigorous government emission control standards and take support for a clean environment to the next level.
PCM’s new Catanium Clean Emission System was specially developed using precious metals and the latest in integrated catalyst technology. This advanced equipment greatly reduces emissions and dangerous carbon monoxide for a cleaner, safer boating environment. Additionally, these engines provide boaters with enhanced performance capabilities such as 409 horsepower in the new 6 Liter catalyst engine and greater fuel efficiency while on the water.
“We have offered PCM engines in our Nautique boats for a long time and the company continually exceeds our expectations,” stated Correct Craft’s President/CEO Bill Yeargin. “The Nautique team is proud to provide its customers with performance-oriented engines that are also eco-friendly.”