Rolls-Royce will continue to provide British luxury yacht manufacturer Sunseeker International with mtu Series 2000 engines until at least 2025. Rolls-Royce business unit Power Systems and Sunseeker International signed a new framework agreement at international boat show Boot Düsseldorf currently taking place in Germany.

The agreement covers the delivery of various versions of the most modern mtu 12V and 16V 2000 yacht engines, covering a power range from 1,950 to 2,640 hp per engine. The mtu propulsion solutions will provide main propulsion to Sunseeker yachts in a broad range of models such as 88 Yacht, 95 Yacht, 100 Yacht, 116 Yacht, 131 Yacht and Ocean 460. IMO III-compliant mtu propulsion solutions with mtu SCR system are available as an option for the 116 Yacht, 131 Yacht and Ocean 460 yachts. The agreement also covers the proven mtu NautIQ BlueVision NG_Basic automation solutions.

Andrea Frabetti, CEO of Sunseeker International, said: “We are delighted to renew and extend our cooperation with Rolls-Royce on mtu propulsion and automation solutions. Over several decades we have jointly developed and implemented innovative solutions for our customers. We are certain that Sunseeker, Rolls-Royce and our customers will benefit from the continuation of this partnership.”

Denise Kurtulus, Vice President Global Marine at Rolls-Royce business unit Power Systems, said: “We are delighted that Sunseeker once again reaffirms its trust in our mtu propulsion and automation solutions and we look forward to continuing our cooperation. This agreement is further proof that mtu solutions are setting the benchmark in yacht applications.”

Rolls-Royce has been Sunseeker’s supplier of choice for engines powering yachts with a length of 20 to 47 meters for almost 30 years and has already delivered more than 1000 mtu engines to Sunseeker. Rolls-Royce business unit Power Systems is currently transforming from an engine manufacturer to provider of integrated sustainable power and propulsion solutions, offering marine customers solutions from bridge to propeller – with a focus on clean and climate-neutral future technologies.


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