MIAMI, Feb. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Ilmor Marine unveiled its new recreational sterndrive propulsion package, the 'One Drive,' at the 2016 Miami International Boat Show. Paired with the company's MV8 gasoline engines, Ilmor plans to enter the recreational bowrider and cruiser markets with a comprehensive powertrain solution available in single and twin drive configurations.
Already renowned for their successes in international motorsports for over 30 years, Ilmor has been an active and respected marine powertrain manufacturer since 2003. The company's commitment to a superior customer experience and the highest product quality led to their becoming the exclusive engine supplier to MasterCraft Boat Company in 2011.
"When we crafted the Ilmor 'One Drive' package, we wanted to give recreational boaters a driving experience never before offered in gasoline powered boats," says Ilmor president, Paul Ray. "We wanted to improve the technology, rising above traditional noisy cone clutch systems for a smooth and quiet shift, and a ride quality much more akin to luxury road cars. The 'One Drive' will offer boat owners overall improved performance, acceleration and efficiency – everything you could ask for, all in a beautiful package."
The central differentiator of the 'One Drive' propulsion system is the electro-magnetically actuated hydraulic clutch transmission, the source of Ilmor's unique smooth shift experience. Especially noticeable in the twin engine configuration, the hydraulic clutch system quietly engages and disengages gears at an incredibly responsive two-shifts-per-second. The twin propeller drive unit is built with precision forged gears for increased durability and is hard anodized for superior corrosion protection. All drive systems are complete with power assisted steering and hydraulic trim. The 'One Drive' transom has a significantly larger exhaust output than comparable systems, minimizing backpressure for improved engine performance.
The Ilmor 'One Drive' utilizes sterndrive components provided by engineering partner Yanmar Marine, already in operation with their diesel sterndrive systems which attests to the product's reliability and durability. The 'One Drive' system is US EPA, CARB and EU-RCD emissions compliant, as well as EU-RCD sound emissions compliant with through-propeller exhaust.
On twin engine boats, Ilmor offers the optional 'One Touch' joystick system for easy vessel maneuverability at low speeds, especially for docking. The 'One Touch' system includes Ilmor's informative MERLIN engine monitoring display, and can be equipped with auto-pilot compatibility. Among other unique options, the Ilmor 'One Drive' can be customized for an added aesthetic effect by the customer.
Powering the sterndrive package are the GM-Marine based Ilmor MV8 6.0L OPS (380 HP) and 6.2L OPS (430HP) engines, offered with electronic throttle and closed cooling systems as standard. The MV8 series has been successfully in operation since 2010, offering exceptional performance and durability, and is optimally tuned for recreational boating and water sports. The Ilmor 'One Drive' system is covered by a 5-year factory backed limited warranty, and is available for order through select boat manufacturing partners. For additional details, please visit www.ilmor.com/en.
Ilmor Marine, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ilmor Engineering, Inc., is headquartered at its marine engine assembly and test facility in Mooresville, NC. Ilmor Engineering is best known for its success in high performance engineering and motorsports. In addition to ongoing advancements in racing technologies, the company also supplies products to the recreational marine industry and provides engineering consultancy services to major automotive OEMs. The Ilmor family of companies employs over 180 employees worldwide at facilities in MI, NC and the UK. For more information about Ilmor and its products and services, visit www.ilmor.com.
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