Scania Introduces 900 and 1,150 Horsepower Engines for the North American Pleasure Market with Class-Leading Power-to-Weight Ratio

San Antonio, Texas – Scania, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of engines for boats, trucks, buses and industrial applications, announced today the availability of its new powerful and lightweight range of engines – fully emissions certified for the U.S. pleasure craft market. A robust line-up commanded by a 900 HP, six-cylinder, 13-liter in-line and an 1,150 HP 16-liter V8, Scania engines boast an industry-leading power-to-weight ratio, provide exceptional performance and reliability, and offer an unparalleled ownership experience.

Built on a Compacted Graphite Iron (CGI) engine block and employing a simple wastegate turbocharger, Scania delivers top-of-class performance without the need for additional turbos or superchargers. The resulting light weight, combined with Scania’s proprietary Engine Management System (EMS) and common rail extra high-pressure injection system (XPI), optimizes fuel delivery enabling impressive torque, lower noise and exceptional fuel efficiency, certified by the EPA to meet the Tier 3 Recreational standard for marine diesel engines.

Proven performers relied on by demanding customers all over the world for recreational, commercial and military applications, Scania’s engines are designed to withstand the harshest marine conditions while providing maximum uptime and minimal wear. In addition, their compact, modular and lightweight construction make for a solution that is both easy to install and maintain. Suitable for a variety of installations, the engines possess an impressive list of standard and optional features.

“Scania has built a hard-won reputation for exceptional products, coupled with first-class service and support in some of the most demanding markets in the industry,” said Al Alcalá, sales manager, Scania USA Marine. “With the launch of our new 13- and 16-liter engines, certified for the pleasure craft market, we now offer our customers in the long-range cruising and sport fishing segments unprecedented power and efficiency with reliability they can count on.”

Guaranteeing ease of ownership and minimal downtime due to repairs or scheduled maintenance, yacht owners will benefit from Smart Support by Scania – an intelligent, intuitive and predictive system of providing superior support and service for customers in North America. Smart Support is comprised of a highly-trained network of over 300 specialized service workshops and close to 2,000 service points worldwide; a state-of-the-art logistics system, ensuring 98 percent parts availability within 24 hours in North America; and Scania Assistance, providing 24/7/365 access to professional service coordinators to rapidly address questions, and oversee the process of locating parts and expediting repairs.

Scania’s new 13-liter and 16-liter pleasure craft engines ranging from 700 to 900 HP and 1,000 to 1,150 HP, respectively, are now available and are ideal for yachts being built in, or for export to, the United States and Canada. For more information on Scania pleasure craft engines or to locate a dealer near you, please visit

About Scania
Scania is a world-leading provider of transport solutions. Together with our partners and customers we are driving the shift towards a sustainable transport system. In 2019, we delivered 91,700 trucks, 7,800 buses as well as 10,200 industrial and marine engines to our customers. Net sales totaled over SEK 152 billion, of which about 20 percent were services related. Founded in 1891, Scania now operates in more than 100 countries and employs some 51,000 people. Research and development are concentrated in Sweden, with branches in Brazil and India. Production takes place in Europe, Latin America and Asia, with regional production centers in Africa, Asia and Eurasia. Scania is part of TRATON SE. For more information visit:


Andrew Golden
Public Relations

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