Storage For Boats With Multiple Outboard Engines
Captain Vinnie Addresses the Trend Toward Multiple Outboard Engines
Captain Vinnie Donato fields boating questions under our “Ask the Captain” section.
He can be contacted through the Marina.
The Outboard Engine Advantage
Using multiple outboard engines is becoming increasingly common on newer boats, including boats up to 50 feet in length, where triple or quad outboard configurations are the norm.
Marina One specializes in the storage of newer large boats with multiple outboard engines.
Multiple outboard engines provide several advantages over a single inboard/outboard (I/O) motor or inboard motor.
- Increased power and speed: With more engines, the boat can achieve higher speeds and handle rougher waters with greater ease.
- Better fuel efficiency: Outboards are generally more fuel-efficient than I/O or inboard motors, and multiple outboards can provide even better fuel economy.
- Increased maneuverability: With multiple outboards, the boat can be more easily controlled and maneuvered, particularly in tight spaces.
- Better redundancy: With multiple outboards, if one engine fails, the other engines can still provide power and help the boat stay on course.
- More customizable options: using multiple outboard engines can give the boat owner the ability to pick and choose different horsepower and pitch propellers to fine-tune the boats performance.
The initial costs of multiple outboard engines may be offset by lower overall maintenance costs over time.
Weight distribution needs to be taken into account when planning for multiple outboard engines.
When considering storage for a boat with multiple outboard engines, it’s important to take into account the overall size and weight of the boat, as well as the additional space required for the outboard engines.