Boot show Düsseldorf 2019, between particular atmospheres and great absences
The Boot Show Düsseldorf 2019 was the inaugural event of this year. From the point of view of the exhibitors, nothing to say with regard to the numbers achieved. Official figures talk about almost two thousand exhibitors. 60% of which were foreign, within the 220,000 square meters of the event.
Walking through the different stands, however, there was a feeling of lacking international atmosphere. The information cards and brochures were very often only in German and so it was the nationality of the exhibitors. The impression is that there was a certain ‘void’ in the world of propulsion.
In particular, important names were attracted to other tempting events. The first is Cannes, in September, which is able to attract names such as Mtu, Man, Cat and Fpt Industrial, who decided not to show itself at Düsseldorf. The second one is the Metstrade of Amsterdam, meeting point for thoroughbreds producers of engines and producers of Scandinavian, British and Turkish marine engines (such as Bukh and Mermaid Marine).
Boot show Düsseldorf 2019, Nanni’s star shines
Given the absence of the names mentioned above (Mtu, Man, Cat, Fpt), on the German stage we found Volvo Penta and Yanmar, in addition to the manufacturers of historic marine engines such as Nanni Diesel, to occupy the scene. In particular, Nanni brought along the star of this event. We are talking about the Nanni Platinum Series, by Scania DC16, and in particular we are talking about the official presentation of the N16.1100 Cr3. An engine that presented itself with a displacement of 16 liters, a power of 809 kW (1,100 hp), 8 V cylinders, a rated speed of 2,300 rpm and a maximum torque of 4027 Nm.
Cummins was there in Düsseldorf with its Qsb6.7, also available in a slim version to meet the needs for compactness. Which presented itself with its 6 cylinders, 1.1 liters and all its 550 hp (405 kW). There were also some references to the Qsk95, physically absent for obvious dimensional reasons, but present inside the flyers at the stand. However, this 16-cylinder and 95-liter engine is still a major representative for shipbuilding. The common rail and the dual turbine (one blower per bank) are pushed up to just above 3 megawatts of power, both available at variable and fixed revolutions for generation on board.
And there was more…
Volvo Penta was present with almost the full team. The Duoprop system available on the D3 and D6, the D2 and the D8, the Ips1350 and the V8 representing petrol engines. Yanmar also showed some of his aces. For example, there were the 6LY, 5.8 liters 324 kilowatt, and the V8, 4.46 liters capable of 272 kW. The novelty was the JC20 joystick.
Some ‘fresh air’ comes again from the big-size outboards, such as the Dtorque, 2-cylinder diesel engine with Bosch injection, and the 7Marine. In full aluminum, the 627 is a 6.1-liter delivering 468 kW at 5,600 rpm. About the F375 Xto by Yamaha, instead, we have already discussed in a previous post. To which the link below refers for a further reading.