Hi all I have been searching far and wide for any useful information on the above engines (2009) models which I believe are based on Italian VM diesels. I am considering a second hand boat which has them fitted.
What I would like to know is:
- What are they like compared to the relative competition? I'm guessing Volvo D6's and Yanmars at this sort of age (although the D6's are somewhat heavier)
- Is there a good service agent for them in the south of the UK?
- I'm not sure they are made any more but are parts still relatively available?
- Are they well matched when hooked up to Bravo One XR drives?
As Mercury Cummins etc. have split or changed names etc. it's rather difficult to track any useful information down - I have come across some information but generally people only mention things when they are bad - and good news tends to go un reported the engine owners are out using them!
I believe the replacement engines are now VW based V8's and therefore a completely different unit and not relevant.
Any useful information gratefully received.