The German Maritime Search and Rescue Service (DGzRS) celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2015. We would like to express our sincerest congratulations as well as our thanks for the trust and confidence the organization has placed in us and our engines over the decades. We wish every member of the search and rescue teams ‘fair winds and following seas’. This special page contains information on engine-powered marine search and rescue, past and present.
The mighty ones prefer MTU
At the end of the day, luxury yachts are all about superlatives: on the deck and down in the engine room.
First mobile gas engines delivered
The first two pre-production units of the new mobile MTU gas engine successfully completed their performance tests and were accepted by the customer at the beginning of December.
Go app in the world with MTU
The new MTU app brings system configuration info, product details and 3D animations right to the user's smartphone.
Farewell to Helgoland
Craned catamaran – the Halunder Jet is on its way to its new place of service in Canada.
Diesel Debut Down Under
New MTU submarine charging unit a real crowd-puller
Home – the first hybrid yacht from Heesen
With their joint 'Nova Hybrid' project, yacht-builder Heesen and MTU have taken propulsion technology one step further.
Next-generation U.S. Patrol Boats with MTU
The Mark VI patrol boat is the first mission-specific patrol boat designed for the U.S. Navy since the mid-1980s.
Harbour tugs with 90-tonne bollard pull to be powered by MTU
Eight 16V 4000 M73L MTU engines each delivering 2,700 kW for four terminal tugs
MTU showcases latest propulsion systems in Cannes and Monaco
MTU is showing off its latest state-of-the-art propulsion systems and service solutions for motor and sailing yachts.
600,000 engine BHP installed: Heesen Shipyard receives MTU award
Heesen Yachts has now received an award from MTU – for a total installed power of 600,000 bhp.
Australia's cleanest excursion vessel
Two Series 2000 engines from MTU are to power the new excursion vessel that Gordon River Cruises will be putting into service.
New MTU gas engine to test in car ferry
From 2019, MTU and the City of Constance public utility are to begin testing the marine propulsion technology of the future on Lake Constance.
Quiet, efficient and powerful – hybrid drives from MTU
What hybrid solutions can MTU offer for marine propulsion?
New MTU gas and diesel engines at Nor-Shipping
Series 4000 diesel engines for IMO III and EPA Tier 4. Gas engine for workboats and ferries
MTU will power largest high-speed catamaran in the Mediterranean
MTU is to supply four 20-cylinder Series 8000 engines to Australian shipyard Incat Tasmania.
New Helgoland catamaran to get MTU engines and Rolls-Royce waterjets
A new high-speed ferry is to replace the popular Halunder Jet operated by FRS Helgoline and take over on the Hamburg – Wedel - Cuxhaven Helgoland route.
Rolls-Royce and Garden Reach agree to assemble MTU engines in India
MTU Series 4000 engines for naval vessels will be assembled at Diesel Engine Plant in Ranchi
Hot contender for high-speed transport on Pearl River
The new Shi Zi Yang 7 ferry serves the Pearl River with two 12V 2000 M72 diesel engines from MTU.
MTU gas engine nominated for “Marine Engine Award”
The new mobile MTU gas engine has been nominated for Marine Propulsion magazine's “Marine Engine Award 2017”.
MTU gensets to deliver power for new U.S. Coast Guard vessels
MTU gensets will deliver onboard and loiter propulsion power to the first vessels of a new fleet of Offshore Patrol Cutters
MTU Ironmen engines power ‘the cleanest ferry running in Cape Cod’
Summer routes are full of passengers. Other times, the ferry’s main concern is transporting freight.
Special Propulsion System for Special Forces
MTU will deliver the propulsion systems for two new high-speed vessels for the the Italian Navy.
24 knots on very first mission
First mission of the DGzRS's new rescue cruiser successful
Innovative MTU drive and propulsion solutions for naval vessels and armoured vehicles
New 16V 8000 unit for naval applications
The 'Sea cow' protects marine resources
The Thai Department of Marine and Coastal Resources commissioned a research vessel in 2016 for research into and protection of the country’s marine resources.
MTU engines for search and rescue vessels in Turkey
Six SAR 1906 vessels to be built by Damen Shipyards will each be equipped with two 8V 2000 M84L engines from MTU.
40 years and 400,000 nautical miles
Poseidon has been in service for 40 years and, after more than 500 research trips, has left nearly half a million nautical miles in its wake.
Italian design with MTU propulsion
Cantieri di Pisa is relaunching the legendary Akhir 42S superyacht series.
German U-boat equipped with MTU propulsion
The U36 – the newest and for the time being last in this class for Germany – has now gone into service for the German Navy and completes the U212A fleet.
Collaboration on marine propulsion systems
MTU and ZF Friedrichshafen AG will be collaborating even more closely on marine propulsion systems in future.
New: MTU 16-cylinder Series 8000 engine for Marine
MTU presented its new 16-cylinder Series 8000 diesel engine for the navy application for the first time at the Euronaval trade show in Paris at the end of October 2016.
MTU showcased new version of Series 2000 yacht engine
MTU presented the 10-cylinder version of its advanced Series 2000 M96L yacht engine at the 2016 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show from November 3 to 7.
MTU more in demand than ever
While little is known about who the owners of the world’s top 100 mega-yachts actually are, one thing is certain – MTU yacht engines are more popular with them than ever.
MTU to Power New Seastreak Ferries
Seastreak recently chose MTU to power a new Commodore-class catamaran and to repower three Seastreak-class vessels.
Powerful diesel engines for the Italian Navy
MTU is to supply 14 of its highest-power diesel engines for the seven new multi-purpose ocean-going patrol vessels that are being built for the Italian Navy by Fincantieri.
Superyacht Award for MTU propulsion
The Galactica Super Nova is a major winner in the Superyacht Awards presented annually at the Monaco Yacht Show. The vessel took two of the four coveted awards.
Monaco shows luxury on the ocean waves
From September 28 to October 1 Port Hercule in Monaco provides a backdrop for the spectacle of more than 120 superyachts riding at anchor under the admiring gaze of visitors.
New wind farm auxiliaries for Europe
Seacat Services is to take three new wind farm auxiliary vessels into service in 2016 and 2017. The new boats are powered by two 12V 2000 M72 engines.
MTU gas engines for new Doeksen catamarans
At SMM, representatives of the Singaporean shipyard Strategic Marine and Rolls-Royce signed a contract for the delivery of four MTU gas engines for two new 70-metre long catamarans.
Powerful, fuel efficient, clean
At the SMM International Maritime Trade Fair in Hamburg, Rolls-Royce will be presenting its advanced design MTU Series 4000 diesel engines for IMO III and EPA Tier 4 emission regulations.
MTU at yacht shows in Cannes, Genoa and Monaco
MTU will be showcasing its latest propulsion technology and service solutions for sailing and motor yachts at this year’s yacht shows in Cannes, Genoa and Monaco.
Securing Oman’s Coast
The Royal Oman Police is purchasing five new fibreglass interceptor and patrol boats from the Spanish shipyard Rodman Polyships.
20th anniversary of the Series 4000
Packed with technical innovations, the MTU Series 4000 engine is MTU’s biggest selling engine in production.
Defying the tides with diesel engines by MTU
For a new fleet of four Aluminium Marine Consultants vessels Rolls-Royce delivered MTU Series 2000 engines and Rolls-Royce waterjet propulsion systems.
Luxury sailing à la Perini Navi
For the American owner Bill Duker and his son West, the Sybaris is a dream yacht in the true sense of the words.
Asianfast Marine Industries’ shipyard opens on Batam Island
MTU representatives from Singapore and Indonesia attended the grand opening of longtime customer, Asianfast Marine Industries’ shipyard at Sekupang, Batam.
No wind? MTU provides propulsion
The US Coast Guard’s sailing ship is to be re-powered with an MTU engine. The eighty year old training barque Eagle is also known as ‘America’s Tall Ship’.
Sea trials successful
The latest addition to the British Red Funnel ferry fleet, Red Jet 6, completed successfully the first sea trials in June 2016 and will go into service in July.
Cleanest Operating Ferry in USA
MTU distributor Pacific Power Group is engineering a propulsion system that will be the cleanest operating passenger ferries in the U.S.
Service renewal for ferries
Bintan Resort Ferries (BRF) has recently renewed the second “Power-By-The-Hour”-MARC contract with MTU Asia for their two catamaran ferries
The 28-metre long Damen ASD Tug 2810 work boat can push pull upwards of 60 tons. The tug is powered by two 16V 4000 M63R MTU engines.
Diesel gensets for the Royal Navy
MTU is to supply twelve diesel gensets to prime contractor BAE Systems for the first three Type 26 Global Combat Ships due to go into service with the Royal Navy.
Indonesia explores the seabed
The Indonesian Navy is to explore the underwater topography in greater detail using two 58-m Offshore Support Vessels.
National Geographic propelled by MTU
Two new National Geographic vessels powered by MTU engines will soon join the fleet.
Tugging with MTU
For tug boats of the Dutch and Swedish Navy MTU delivers Series 2000 and Series 4000 engines.
Galactica Super Nova Yacht Christened
The Galactica Super Nova is the largest megayacht built by the Dutch Shipyard Heesen to date. The owners christened the 230-footer in Oss, Holland at the beginning of March.
MTU for Turkey's biggest yacht
MTU engines will power two 47.6-m Bilgin 156 motor yachts, as well as the largest yacht ever built in Turkey in its class – the Bilgin 263.
60 knots help save lives at sea
The majority of rescue vessels are capable of speeds up to 30 knots. In Italy, a rescue vessel that boasts twice this speed and can move at 60 knots is currently undergoing trials.
Rolls-Royce to showcase MTU Premium Yacht Service at 2016 Yachts Miami Beach
Rolls-Royce will be highlighting its MTU Premium Yacht Service during Yachts Miami Beach, February 11 – 15, 2016.
Stylish power yachts “Made in Poland”
The latest Sunreef Yachts 150 Power Catamaran and 150 Power Trimaran are powered by MTU engines.
Rolls-Royce and Sanmar enter strategic partnership for the supply of MTU engines
Rolls-Royce and the Turkish shipbuilder Sanmar Shipyards have signed a letter of intent for the supply of MTU engines.
MTU to showcase latest marine power innovations at the international Workboat Show 2015
Commercial marine exhibit to feature MTU Series 4000 Ironmen engine alongside Rolls-Royce marine technologies.
USCGC James becomes latest MTU-powered National Security Cutter
USCGC James is the fourth National Security Cutter commissioned, and the second to operate in the Atlantic region.
MTU showcases propulsion systems for commercial vessels at Europort
MTU can provide numerous references for service vessels for wind parks and for platform supply vessels.
MTU to present new configuration of Series 2000 yacht engine at Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show
The Series 2000 M96L offers enhanced acceleration, quiet operation and low fuel consumption.
High-speed coverage for northern Norway’s ferry routes
Norwegian ferry operator Boreal Transport elected to fit its latest fast ferry, the ‘Årøy’ with two MTU Series 2000 propulsion units.
Three new Sunseeker yacht types to be powered by MTU engines
MTU and yacht manufacturer Sunseeker International have agreed a new general contract for the supply of MTU Series 2000 and Series 4000 engines.
Agile and elegant: the new Kometa 120M
"Welcome on board the Kometa 120M." It would not occur to most of us that this is the name of a high-speed ferry.
New MTU products at yacht shows in September
In September Rolls-Royce is presenting new MTU products at the most important European yacht shows.
MTU powers the newest passenger ferry in Taiwan
Shiang Shin, a 28-metre long catamaran is Taiwan’s very first wave piercing boat and most efficient and environmentally-friendly passenger ferry.
Riva 88: Two yachts in one
Twin MTU engines power the new yacht model Riva 88' Florida from Italy's premium shipyard Riva
Spanish catamarans for crew transport off the Chinese coast
Ten new Spanish-built catamarans will have a long distance to cover – almost 11,500 kilometers – for Sonangol, the Chinese-Angolan operator, to be able to call them its own.
Ultratug uses Ironmens for tugboats in Chile
In June 2015 the first of a total of 4 Harbor Tugs owned by the Chilean work boat operator Ultratug has been commissioned successfully. Each vessel is powered by two MTU engines.
MTU propulsion systems for two new Turkish MILGEM Corvettes
MTU Turkey has signed a contract for the delivery of main propulsion systems components including four Series 595 engines for the third and fourth MILGEM multi-purpose corvettes of the Turkish Navy.
MTU powers newly unveiled Republic of Singapore Navy´s littoral mission vessel
MTU will power eight Republic of Singapore Navy’s new patrol vessels. Each vessels is equipped with four MTU 20V 4000 M93L diesel engines.
World Superyacht Awards: winners powered by MTU engines
Three of the most coveted trophies at this year's World Superyacht Awards went to luxury vessels powered by MTU engines.
Stormy launch of the new SAR unit for the lifeboat men in Bremerhaven
With winds gusting at up to 23 knots, hail and intermittent sunshine, theDGzRS launched its latest SAR unit on 30 May 2015 in Bremerhaven.
High-tech propulsion systems for maritime search and rescue and coastal protection
A special gas protection system was designed to protect the crews and to ensure that all on-board systems remain operational.
FVF Chenega successfully completes sea trials with new MTU engines
A high-speed car ferry in the Alaska Marine Highway System fleet, was repowered with four new MTU Series 4000 engines.
MTU engines for Italian super yacht
Four MTU 16V 2000 M96L high-performance engines will propel the FR031 super yacht from Italian shipyard Rossi Navi from spring 2017 onward.
MTU on board since the 1950s
Collaboration between the German Maritime Search and Rescue Service and MTU has a long tradition.
Interview: 22 years of cooperation
Carsten Panke talks about the highlights of the decades cooperation with the lifeboatmen.
Ship in sight: engine installation
History Lifeboat Service
Sea rescue is rapidly approaching a very special anniversary.
Programme: 150th anniversary
Lifeboat service 150th anniversary programme.
Heading out to sea when others are returning to harbour
Lifeboat crews are on call around the clock and in all weathers.
MTU shows marine propulsion systems for maritime industry at Nor-Shipping 2015
At the Nor-Shipping in Oslo from June 2 to 5, MTU will be showcasing its propulsion and system engineering portfolio for offshore supply tenders, working vessels and ferries in particular.
MTU power for Superyacht Infinity
A new superyacht powered by MTU engines has been conquering the waves since February.
Speed and reliability at sea
Wind-farm tenders have to convey people and cargo safely even in the heaviest seas. The ‘Lina’, the ‘Trearddur Bay’ and the ‘Explorer’ are prime examples.
MTU Engines Power South Korean Fast Ferry
The four MTU Type 16V 2000 M72 engines aboard the high-speed catamaran ‘Sea Star 5’, a Damen Fast Ferry design, can take the vessel up to a top speed of 40 knots.
Qatar coast guard uses MTU engines
MTU Turkey has secured a contract with Turkish shipyard Ares for the supply of 46 engines.
Damen patrol vessels with MTU propulsion
Dutch shipbuilder Damen has completed construction of two Type FCS 5009 patrol vessels on its shipyard in Cape Town, South Africa.
Rolls-Royce to showcase MTU premium yacht service alongside latest pleasure craft innovations at 2015 Miami Yacht & Brokerage Show
Rolls-Royce will showcase several innovations designed for the pleasure craft market at the upcoming 2015 Miami Yacht & Brokerage Show, Feb. 12 – 16. MTU will be located at Ramp 15, Slip 404 along Collins Ave in Miami Beach.
Cleaner ocean research
The Poseidon, Germany's ocean research ship, has MTU engines that deliver exceptionally clean power.
MTU Propulsion for Boston Ferry
Last year it was a complete interior refurbishment, this year it is the turn of the engines. The passenger ferry ‘Salacia’ operates off the Atlantic coast of North America and is currently undergoing a major overhaul.
Heesen excels again with new superyacht ‘Kometa’
The new superyacht ‘Kometa’ is the biggest vessel the renowned Dutch yard has built to date.
MTU engines for Turkey`s platform support vessels
MTU Turkey will supply eight 16-cylinder 4000 M33S marine gensets to the Turkish Selah shipyard.
First mega yacht with a floating drive-in garage
The M/Y CRN J´ade is the first yacht ever to have its own floating garage. Taking the place of unwieldy lifting or roller mechanisms, water is the only medium needed to drive a speed boat into the garage.
Rolls-Royce to showcase innovative MTU marine systems at International Workboat Show 2014
Rolls-Royce will showcase several innovative MTU commercial marine products and systems at the upcoming International Workboat Show 2014, 3-5 December.
Littoral Combat Ship USS Montgomery christened
Austal USA and the US Navy recently celebrated the christening of the future Littoral Combat Ship USS Montgomery (LCS 8). Two MTU 8000 engines form the heart of the propulsion plant.
MTU engines for Turkey's tough tugboats
At the beginning of next year, MTU engines are to go into service in two tugboats built by Turkish tugboat builder and operator Sanmar.
New patrol boat for water police in the North Sea
At the start of November, Schleswig-Holstein’s water police christened their new patrol boat Helgoland. The 34-meter-long vessel was built at the Fassmer Yard in Berne and has a top speed of 24 knots.
Around 50 percent of the 100 biggest yachts are powered by MTU engines
Once every two years by the specialist journal Boote Exclusiv brings out its list of the 200 longest megayachts on the planet. One result: Around half of the 100 largest yachts are powered by MTU engines.
Rolls-Royce showcases MTU's new series 2000 yacht engine generation at Salone Nautico
Rolls-Royce will be showcasing MTU engine and propulsion system solutions for yachts at the ‘Salone Nautico Internazionale’ yacht show in Genoa from 1 to 6 October 2014.
Maritime Search-and-Rescue with MTU
The sea rescuers in the North and Baltic Sea are to receive three new search-and-rescue-vessels. If they capsize, these 28-m vessels right themselves automatically.
MTU Presents New Generation Series 2000 Yacht Engine in Cannes
MTU will be presenting its propulsion and system solutions at the international yachting “Festival de la Plaisance” in Cannes from September 9-14, 2014.
Rolls-Royce and Fairplay to test MTU diesel genset with SCR for IMO Tier III
The Rolls-Royce brand MTU and Fairplay Towage are to test an MTU diesel genset with SCR exhaust aftertreatment in a harbour tug.
MTU engines propel double-ended ferries in Turkey
MTU has just won an order for six diesel engines which will be used to propel three double-ended ferries in Turkey.
New patrol boats with MTU propulsion system for Tunisian Coast Guard
The Tunisian Coast Guard and the Tunisian Navy will take a total of twelve patrol vessels into service for better access to their Mediterranean borders.
New engines for Royal National Lifeboat Institution
The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is repowering the vessels in its largest class, the Severn Class, with MTU engines.
Carbon Catamaran becomes a SWATH vessel and vice versa
Sea Hurricane, one of the latest service vessels for the offshore wind industry, is a SWATH and Catamaran in one.
New wind farm support vessels for Seacat Services with MTU engines
British company Seacat Services has ordered three new wind farm support vessels which are to be equipped with MTU engines and water jets from Rolls-Royce.
Whale watching with MTU Engines
The Whale Watcher ferry in Boston, MA, is now repowered with five Series 2000 engines.
MTU powers new fast ferries for Pearl River Delta
The Chinese shipyard AFAI Southern Shipyard (Panyu) Ltd. is working with Dutch ship designers CoCo-Yachts B.V. on the construction of two fast ferries for the Shenzhen Pengxing Shipping Co. Ltd.
Across the Atlantic Ocean with Series 53 engines below deck
Mike and Laura Brasler left their desk jobs to set sail around the world. Their sailboat Gilana with Detroit Diesel series 53 engines below deck is now their home.
MTU-powered ferry exceeds expectations
Ferry operator Norled AS recently began transporting its passengers in the Norwegian region of Sunnhordland on a new fast ferry from. The M/S Fjordbris is powered by four 10-cylinder MTU Series 2000 engines.
MTU showcases new Series 1600 marine genset at DIMDEX
The Series 1600 is now also available in marine gensets. The genset is based on a 6-cylinder Series 1600 inline engine delivering up to 323 kW output and compliant with IMO Tier II and EPA Tier 3 regulations.
Hybrid tug uses 30% less fuel
Damen Shipyards is currently building its first tug with hybrid propulsion.
Bigger and better in North Carolina
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) operates the second largest state-owned ferry system in the United States.
MTU Series 4000 marine engines achieve ABS NVR Certification
As the first engines in its power classthe MTU Series 4000 was recently awarded Naval Vessel Rules (NVR) certification by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS).