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MAN Engine Range for Commercial Shipping

MAN Engines offers a wide range of high-speed four stroke diesel engines for use in commercial shipping.

For heavy operation – with unlimited operating hours and working up to 100% full load – such as for tugboats and other working ships, MAN Engines provides a range of outputs from 147 kW to 735 kW (200 HP up to 1,000 HP).

In medium-heavy operation (up to 4,000 hours per year at 50% full load), such as for ferries, passenger ships, and fishing boats, the range of outputs extend from 412kW to 1,066 kW (560 HP to 1,450 HP).

In light operation (up to 1,000 hours per year at 20% full load), the MAN engine range offers efficient 6-, 8- and 12-cylinder engines from 537 kW to 1,397 kW (730 HP to 1,900 HP) for escort, ambulance, and police boats.

A characteristic feature of MAN marine engines is their powerful acceleration coupled with an extremely low fuel consumption. Their advantages are to be found above all in their outstanding power efficiency and compactness. The engines are delivered ready for installation, and are designed for optimum performance in the various conditions of deployment and operation. After installation. MAN Engines offers to examine and pass off the engine and to carry out extensive commissioning. All engines comply with the internationally applicable exhaust-gas regulations.

Applications for commercial shipping

  • - Ferries
  • - Windfarm Service Vessels (WSV)
  • - Barges
  • - Passenger ships and pilot boats
  • - Lifeboats and patrol boats
  • - Tugboats
  • - Dredgers
  • - Trawlers and fishing boats
  • - Charter yachts

Applications for auxiliary engines

  • - Marine gensets
  • - Emergency gensets
  • - Auxiliary/Harbor gensets

Benefits at a glance

When it comes to the safety and lives of people at sea, what you want from an engine are reliability and consistent performance. Our robust lightweights will impress you here in every aspect and in any application, whether it be in escort vessels, ambulance boats or police boats. Marine engines from MAN Engines set the benchmark with their excellent power/weight ratio. They are also consistent and optimally designed for the respective application and operating conditions.

Download the MAN brochure here.

  • Marine Commercial Shipping Brochure (2 MB PDF)


  • MAN Engines Aftersales Brochure (2 MB PDF)


  • MAN Engines Image Brochure (8 MB PDF)


  • MAN Extended Warranty Workboat Brochure


MAN Engines SCR system succesfully tested on pilot boat Luna


Pilot boats are essential for maritime navigation. They transport pilots to their destination in all winds and weathers so that incoming ships can be safely guided into harbour. To perform their duties, the boats must be equipped with powerful and reliable engines. For its latest pilot vessel, the Dutch Pilot Association (DPA) has entrustet this duty to two MAN D2862 LE469 engines with SCR system.

Modular exhaust after-treatment System from MAN Engines ensures IMO Tier III as well as US EPA Tier 4 compliance for workboats


The modular exhaust after-treatment System of MAN Engines stands out due to its great flexibility and extremely compact design, which are a distinct advantage in the varied installation situations on workboats, in which space is at a premium. The engineers of MAN Engines achieved this pioneering result by making the components freely placeable, allowing for an enormous range of variants of the EAT.

The modular exhaust gas after treatment from MAN Engines

It enables flexible system integration for all MAN engines with a high degree of packing density thanks to its variable set-up options for components. The easy way to IMO Tier III and Tier 4 final.