The Offshore Voyaging Reference Site

Q&A: Have You Ever Looked Into Diesel Outboards?

Question: Have you ever looked into diesel outboards?

Answer: No, we have not. I would expect them to be both very heavy and expensive for a given power. However, even if those two issues turned out not to be the case, our general policy on Morgan’s Cloud is not to install gear that is not widely and generally available. The gasoline outboard and its parts are available just about anywhere there is enough water to float a boat.

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Hans Vanstechelman

To put things into perspective:

A Yanmar D36 (36hp diesel outboard) costs about 30.000 euro ex VAT.