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New Marine Transmissions From ZF

Posted on April 8, 2009

ZF Marine has introduced a new transmission designed to handle the demands of high-power marine applications such as patrol craft, fast ferries and luxury yachts. The ZF 9000 transmission is available in several configurations, including parallel offset (vertical or horizontal), down-angle, and V-drive and offers ratios of approximately 1.5 to 5.2.

The 9000 series is available with accessories such as trailing pumps and power take-offs (PTO) and some models include optional power take-ins (PTI) which the company said allows them to take advantage of ZF Marine’s Hybrid technology. This enables a vessel to carry out extensive duties using only an auxiliary power source, extending operating range, reducing emissions and improving fuel economy, ZF said.

The first production ZF 9000 Series models for North America will be installed in, a 170 ft. luxury yacht from Palmer Johnson Yachts and, a 90 ft. sportfish boat from American Custom Yachts. Both vessels will be powered by twin16V4000 MTU engines producing approximately 4500 bhp each.

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