POWER FOR FLOATING CLASSROOMS Mack Boring & Parts Co. supplies Yanmar diesel engines for Navy’s newest MK II sail training vessels
BY DAWN M. GESKE When the U.S. Naval Acad- emy needed to build a new fleet of sail training craft (STC), it partnered with Mack Boring & Parts Co. for the onboard diesel power. The new vessels are used to train midshipmen in all aspects of sailing as well as diesel engine operation and maintenance. The Navy 44 ft. MK II vessels re- places the MK I fleet built approxi- mately 25 years ago. Mack Boring & Parts Co., head- quartered in Union, N.J., said it was approached by the academy to sup- ply engines for its new sailboats. Mack Boring is a supplier of marine and industrial diesel engines, genera- tors and related products. Its portfolio includes recreational marine engines from Yanmar rated 9 to 900 hp, and its commercial marine line includes Mitsubishi, Isuzu, Yanmar and Scania engines from 300 to 2150 hp. The company also features a line of industrial engines rated 5. 4 to 300 hp from Isuzu and Mitsubishi, as well as a line of transmissions from ZF, Velvet Drive and its own Aquadrive brand. In addition, Mack Boring & Parts sells 6 to 100 kW generators under the Global Power Products name for prime and standby applications. This is in addition to its Training Services Division, which offers training at its full-time diesel train- ing center to equipment owners, diesel engine and generator dealers, and all branches of the U.S. military. With three additional locations besides Union, Mack Boring & Parts Co. provides service and support for its engine, transmission and genera- tor products. Its other locations are in Middleborough, Mass., covering New
Mack Boring & Parts Co. has supplied 2. 19 L four-cylinder Yanmar 4JH4AE diesel engines rated 54 hp for the Navy’s new 44 ft. MK II sail training craft.
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