Caterpillar Marine Releases Cat® MPC100 Offering Customers a Reliable and Efficient Propulsion Control System with a User-Friendly Design

For Worldwide Release: August 2022

Houston, Texas – Caterpillar Marine announces the release of the new Cat® MPC100 Powertrain Control System that features a unique redundancy solution unlike any available to customers today. Designed for yachts, megayachts, sportfishing boats, and light patrol vessels, the MPC100 provides engine and transmission control for single and twin-engine configurations with up to eight command stations. The modern design, advanced functionality, and easy plug & play installation are perfectly suited for Caterpillar Marine’s electronically controlled engines and compatible with major marine transmission manufacturers. Particular attention has been paid to the design and ergonomics, which not only adapt to a luxurious environment but also provide ease of integration, operation, and excellent user experience.

“The new MPC100 offers an innovative propulsion control system for Cat-powered vessels. It is capable of performing in extreme conditions and provides operators with reliable efficiency at any given time. Additionally, the main processor of MPC100 incorporates an innovative built-in redundancy system that supports backup power to ensure safe and continuous operation of the main control systems. There are a variety of configuration options making the MPC100 suitable for control of powertrain arrangements in various marine applications,” comments Caterpillar Marine Global Head of Yachting, Alex Berg.

Several components enhance the design of the MPC100 including the main propulsion control unit, an integrated control lever head, side-mount control assembly, backup power and control panel, all integrated with Cat marine displays (CMDs).  Additional key features and benefits of the MPC100 include:

  • High level of built-in redundancy
  • Advanced integration capabilities
  • Huge variety of customization options
  • Built-in control of the engines, transmissions, and trolling valves
  • Optional backup control
  • Ease and simplicity of installation
  • Expert technical support

Available now to enhance your operation, the MPC100 fits perfectly into yacht eco-systems and pairs well with all Cat Marine engines, including the new C32B engine and monitoring services, offering customers a complete global yachting solution.

To learn more about the MPC100 and exciting solutions designed for the yachting industry including Concierge Plus and the C32B engines, visit Caterpillar Marine at the 2022 Monaco Yacht Show, booth#: DS41 / DARSE SUD. You can also talk to your local Cat dealer and visit to learn how to integrate the MPC100 in your vessel today.




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About Caterpillar Marine:

Caterpillar Marine, with headquarters in Houston, Texas, offers premium power solutions for a wide range of marine applications. With decades of experience designing engines and aftertreatment solutions, Caterpillar Marine products set the standard for quality, performance, and reliability. Caterpillar is dedicated to being your service provider on the water to provide engine and operational success. With Customer Value Agreements (CVAs), customers can take advantage of an extensive array of service options that can be tailored to their specific needs. Combined with our digital solutions, a CVA can provide valuable insights to engine health and performance. The global sales and service network is ready to support customers in tug, offshore, inland waterways, fishing, governmental, dredge, ferry, and yachting wherever they are.

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