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Sea trials for Scania-Powered Viking 46 Billfish show impressive results

by Scania 3 Aug 00:43 PDT
Scania-Powered Viking 46 Billfish © Scania

Scania, one of the world's leading manufacturers of engines for boats, trucks, buses and industrial applications, announced today the success of its sea trials for the recently splashed 46-foot Viking Billfish sportfish yacht (46BF) - MACK 900. Launched on June 2, 2021, MACK 900 is powered by two recreationally-rated Scania 900 HP DI13-liter in-line six-cylinder engines and commissioned by Mack Boring & Parts Co.

"We're very impressed with the performance of the Scania engines during our sea trials," said Anthony Scola, international sales manager, Viking Yacht Company. "Their light weight, power and fuel efficiency is immediately apparent. We look forward to incorporating Scania in future builds."

"The Viking Billfish is a perfect hull to show how well these Scania engines perform," said Patrick McGovern, president, Mack Boring & Parts Co. "Everyone who has run the boat has commented on its acceleration, speed, responsiveness and quietness. Our team is excited to put the MACK 900 on display in upcoming demos and tournaments."

"We're very pleased with the initial results from Mack Boring," said Al Alcal√°, sales manager, Scania USA Marine. "Our DI13-liter engines have been proven in a number of different applications and the upcoming tournament season is sure to be a successful demonstration of their full capabilities."

Performance results as tested and measured by Mack Boring & Parts Co. are as follows:

Engine Speed (RPM) Boat Speed (kts) Fuel Burn
(gal/hr per engine)
1500 22 18
1600 26 21
1700 28 22
1800 30.5 25
1900 32.5 28
2000 35 32
2100 37.5 36
2200 39 40
2300 41.5 43
* Numbers are with full fuel and water and gear on board.

MACK 900 is scheduled to make its tournament debut in the Beach Haven White Marlin Invitational, to be held in Beach Haven, New Jersey on August 11, 2021, followed directly by the MidAtlantic Tournament starting August 15. Additional planned stops will include the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in October.

Built on a Compacted Graphite Iron (CGI) engine block and employing a simple wastegate turbocharger, the twin Scania DI13-liter engines deliver top-of-class performance without the need for additional turbos or superchargers. The resulting lighter 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.

For more information on Scania pleasure craft engines or to locate a dealer near you, please go here, and on the Viking 46BF, please go here.

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