Caterpillar Marine Delivers the First C32B – 2433 mhp Engines

First C32B (2433 mhp) Marine Engines Delivered

Houston, Texas – Caterpillar Marine today announced the delivery of the first Cat® C32B 2433 mhp engines to Cat dealer Gregory Poole in North Carolina.  Building on the experiences gained with high performance applications, the highly anticipated C32B product line will be available as a 12-cylinder in a range of power options from 1800 to 2400bhp (1825-2433 mhp). Additional benefits include a comfortable user experience by providing operation on a low noise and vibration level and supporting boatbuilders with an easy installation for optimized assembly processes.

"We’re pleased to work with several of our dealers, including Gregory Poole here, as we start placing the C32B into new vessel and repower projects.  This reaffirms Caterpillar’s commitment to the yachting and sport fishing segments,” said Allen Bowman, Caterpillar Marine Product Strategy lead for C32B.

C32B 2433 mhp Engine


"The C32B product line ushers in a new era for vessel operators by offering a high-power density V-12 engine capable of powering many of the world's largest sportfishers and motor yachts," said Charlson Smith, Americas Pleasurecraft & Yachting Segment Manager for Caterpillar Marine.

Customers familiar with Cat engines can expect the same Caterpillar reliability, support, and peace of mind with the C32B product models. “By bringing an EPA Tier 3 and IMO III-compliant engine to market, we're enabling customers to enjoy reliable power with a relatively low carbon footprint, all while being served by a vast global dealer network," commented Smith.

These state-of-the-art engines will also be available with the newly enhanced Cat Concierge program for unparalleled and personalized 24/7 global remote support.

The engine will be available to order in late 2021, with production expected to begin in mid-2022. To learn more about the C32B, connect with your local Cat® dealer or visit



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About Caterpillar Marine:

Caterpillar Marine, with headquarters in Houston, Texas, groups all the marketing and service activities for Cat® and MaK marine diesel, dual fuel, and gas power 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 ekW in marine generator sets. The sales and service network includes more than 2,100 dealer locations worldwide dedicated to support customers in ocean-going, commercial marine and pleasure craft wherever they are.

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