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Old 19 September 2009, 11:28   #1
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New Land Rover engines for RIBs.

Following on from the Yellowfin thread and the mention of Caudwell's axis drive I saw an article in Motor Boats Monthly about them. It seems Caudwell is in partnership with an amazing bloke I met once called Mike Beachy Head(seriously) who runs a load of awesome planes like Lightnings and Hunters etc out of South Africa.

The drives look pretty amazing but it's the engine choice that is so special. The new Jag/LandRover V6 - prob the finest diesel on the market at the moment. This will be 300 - 350hp and they will also use the Range Rover V8 diesel supercharged - 450hp and only 400kgs all up - the Volvo D4 at 300hp weighs in at over 600kgs and the D6 370 is over 800kgs!!!

This will prob be the ultimate engine for a RIB - 450hp and 400kg is incredible for a diesel and it's a very compact installation as well.

Oh and they are made in Wales.........
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Old 19 September 2009, 11:54   #2
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Yeh the caudwell drive looks to be the future saw the one fitted to the ballistic at the boat show , the big attraction for me is they have no bellows as this is what is expensive to change on conventional sterndrive boats and when they go wrong sink them.

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Where's te video?

Yeah, yeah,yawwwwwwwn. Show my the video! Has anyone seen these things in a boat?
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Well the petrol versions are already out and there is no reason why the Jag/Land Rover engine won't be used soon!!!

Mike Beachy head is a billionaire and money isn't a problem. It seemed to me the whole story behind Yellowfin was more PR and marketing - they seemed more interested in awards and accolades than getting the job done(IMHO)!!!

http://www.caudwellmarine.com/files/...T_YACHTING.pdf
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Yeah, yeah,yawwwwwwwn. Show my the video! Has anyone seen these things in a boat?

I can't find a video but would a picture do?

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In my view BMW lead the way with diesels. Unbeatable refinement with power and reasonable economy.
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In my view BMW lead the way with diesels. Unbeatable refinement with power and reasonable economy.
They did - until these new Jag/LR engines came out - the 3L V6 is getting rave reviews.
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Yeah, yeah,yawwwwwwwn. Show my the video! Has anyone seen these things in a boat?
Unfortunately I have no video to show you, however having run said Ballistic as mentioned elsewhere in this thread for now the best part of 40hrs, I can assure you it works very very well indeed!

This Ballistic is best describe as a converted, at point of mould/construction, a converted 7.8mtr hull into which we have installed the Caudwell Marine 350vi petrol, there is in fact a second Ballistic in existence running an early V8 diesel as we speak. One of the “New Land Rover engine”....

The petrol V8 & V6 platform are Nissan sourced 4500cc & 3500cc engines, the diesel V8 & V6 platform are indeed Ford sourced 4400cc & 2993cc units.

I’d be keen to hear any comments / questions from anyone concerning the Caudwell Marine range, equally so I’d be only to happy to show anyone the Ballistic if you happen to be passing in our direction.

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They did - until these new Jag/LR engines came out - the 3L V6 is getting rave reviews.
I believe the 3 litre BMW / Yanmar package is the only engine that is commercially available as a marinised unit, and that is the package we will be fitting to the new boat (X2). If (and that is a BIG IF) the Jag/LR motors get the marinising treatment I will look at them, but like the V10 VW diesel they will remain in cars unless you get very creative in a big way.

The BMW unit doesn't have variable turbos, but the Yanmar has a wastegate and a totally different ECU along with a number of other changes to make it suitable for a boat, and in addition to this the class I will be competing in is for commercially available marine engines counting any other package out.
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but like the V10 VW diesel they will remain in cars unless you get very creative in a big way.
So what's wrong with the VW Marine engines then? Or is it that they're not past V8 yet? Still 350Hp
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