80 Years and Counting

80 Years and Counting

TAKE A LOOK BACK AT OUR COMMERCIAL FISHING HISTORY

What outlasts a Cat® diesel fishing boat engine? The relationship between Caterpillar, our dealers and the commercial fishing industry — it’s topped 80 years and is still going strong. Take a trip down memory lane by exploring these Cat marine power sales brochures from decades past. The boats may have changed, and the engines powering them certainly have evolved, but what commercial fishing operations demand from an engine supplier remains much the same: excellent power, rock-solid reliability and support available whenever and wherever it’s needed.

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1949: FISHING IS THEIR BUSINESS

Commercial Fishing Engines

Step back in Caterpillar history seven decades to discover what 1940s-era commercial fishing operations found important. It’ll likely ring a bell to those in the industry today.

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1955: BLUEPRINT FOR FISHING

Fishing Boat Blueprint

Asked about their blueprint for a successful fishing boat, these 1950s-era commercial fishing operators all pointed to one common element: powerful, dependable Cat® marine power.

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1959: POWER AT THE WHEEL

Commercial Fishing Engines

A 1959 Cat® marine sales piece kicked off with a letter from a very satisfied commercial fishing customer—one whose engine emerged from the water following a hurricane running like a champ.

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1965: DIESELS FOR FISHBOATS

Commercial Fishing Engines

The more things change, the more they stay the same. The stories from this 1965 commercial fishing brochure prove Cat® reliability and dealer support stand the test of time.

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1967: THE DEPENDABLES

Commercial Fishing Engines

What do commercial fishing operations of 1967 and today have in common? Take a look back into Caterpillar’s fishing history to find out. (Hint: The key word is “dependability.”)

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1969: FOR THE LONG HAUL

Commercial Fishing Engines

Then and now, dependability matters. These stories from a 1968 Caterpillar commercial fishing brochure should sound familiar — they’re all about the reliability of Cat® marine power.

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Cat® Propulsion Systems

Cat®  Propulsion Systems


With over 80 years of marine power experience behind them, Cat marine engines and generator sets are built to provide dependable, efficient service under extreme conditions.

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Marine Power Selection Guide

Marine Selection Guide

Get all the specs on our complete line-up of commercial fishing engines and propulsion systems.

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