CAT Marine To Showcase C7.1 Propulsion Engine At Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

Fort Lauderdale, Florida – Caterpillar Marine is pleased to highlight the Cat® C7.1 Propulsion Engine at Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS), November 3 – 7, 2016. Cat Marine engines set the standard for quality, performance and reliability—and the new C7.1 propulsion engine is no exception. Available in three ratings, 507 mhp (373 bkW), 456 mhp (336 bkW) and 406 mhp (298 bkW), all at 2900 rpm, all C7.1 power ratings meet EPA Tier 3, IMO II, EU Recreational Craft Directive and EU Stage IIIA regulations

 “The new turbocharged C7.1 platform is a powerful, compact addition to our high performance product portfolio,” said Charlson Smith, sales manager for Caterpillar Marine. “The engine offers a superior power to weight ratio, resulting in a swift response time and speedy acceleration.”

The C7.1 is ideal for recreational boating applications, specifically smaller vessels and motoryachts ranging from 25 -60 feet in size. The engine features a common rail fuel system enabling optimum combustion and low emissions. The engines provide noticeably quiet operation due to reduced combustion noise through advanced electronic control. Additionally, no visible smoke is emitted from the C7.1 engines during operation. “Beyond the quiet, smokeless performance of the 7.1, a key benefit to the customer is the serviceability of the engine due to its small footprint. Maintenance is made easy even in the most compact of engine rooms,” said Smith.

In addition to the C7.1, Caterpillar Marine will showcase the C8.7C12.9 and C32 at the Caterpillar exhibit. Stop by Engine Tent #1213 and #1214 to visit with our yachting experts. Stay tuned to our Facebook page for live feed throughout the show: and follow us on Twitter: using #FLIBS2016 for up-to-the-minute information on Caterpillar Marine.

About Caterpillar Marine

Caterpillar Marine, with headquarters in Hamburg, Germany, groups all the marketing and service activities for Cat and MaK marine diesel, dual fuel and gas power and propulsion systems within Caterpillar Inc. The organization provides premier power solutions in the medium- and high-speed segments with outputs from 93 to 16,800 kW in main propulsion and 10 to 16,100 kWe in marine generator sets as well as a comprehensive portfolio of propulsion solutions. The sales and service network includes more than 2,100 dealer locations world-wide dedicated to support customers in ocean-going, commercial marine and pleasure craft wherever they are. More information is available at:

About Caterpillar:

For 90 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent. Customers turn to Caterpillar to help them develop infrastructure, energy and natural resource assets. With 2015 sales and revenues of $47.011 billion, Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. The company principally operates through its three product segments - Construction Industries, Resource Industries and Energy & Transportation - and also provides financing and related services through its Financial Products segment. For more information, visit To connect with us on social media, visit

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