HVO Fuels


YANMAR Marine International's (YMI) current sailboat and powerboat engines have been evaluated and certified as compatible with the low carbon renewable paraffinic fuel, Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO).

This compatibility assurance reinforces Yanmar's reputation as a trusted partner for customers looking for sustainable propulsion solutions that positively impact the environment while enhancing their time on the water or benefiting their businesses.

A clear, colourless, odourless liquid, HVO is known as a ‘drop-in fuel’ and can be used as a direct replacement for fossil diesel in certified YANMAR engines, either neat or blended in any proportion. No engine modifications or changes to handling, service, installation, and maintenance procedures are necessary.

The following engines are approved for use in YANMAR: 1GM, YM Series, JH Series, 4LH HTP, 4LH DTP, 4LH STP and 6LY, 6LF and 6LT series. These reliable, quiet, and efficient engines cover various outputs and suit a number of sail and power applications.

Floris Lettinga, Director of Sales and Marketing, YANMAR Marine International (YMI), said, “With supply expected to continue improving to meet demand, HVO fuel will be an important option for our customers who wish to cut their emissions while enjoying time on the water.

“The YANMAR approval for HVO and other alternative fuels is a vital stage in our Energy Transition strategy, enabling our customers to maximise the well-established features and benefits of our current efficient engine range. As YMI moves towards electric and hybrid solutions, we will offer further sustainable opportunities in our mission to support a range of boaters in their journey to find cleaner, greener propulsion solutions. HVO is a great first step for many people.”

When switching to HVO fuel, YMI recommends engine owners refer to their local YANMAR dealer and follow operations manual instructions.



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