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CAT C18 Acert 1150 v Scania D116 076M 1150

Discussion in 'Engines' started by Marcus Hogg, Mar 1, 2016.

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  1. Marcus Hogg

    Marcus Hogg New Member

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    I am currently working on specifying a new 55' Sportfisher, the two engine options I am considering are the C18 and the D116. I have previously had CAT's, without any issues, however Scania's offering is attractive. They are cheaper, servicing is cheaper, fuel economy is 12% better at cruise. I am in Australia and Scania have increased their presence here over the last few years in recreational marine engines, but still not a lot of history.
    I would appreciate any comments or thoughts.
  2. Capt J

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    I've heard Scania's are good motors but there is very little support for them in the US. The CAT C18 is a proven durable long running engine with worldwide support. Maintanence parts for a CAT are cheap (oil/fuel filters etc.). I'd go for the CAT.
  3. Jorge Lang

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    Marcus,

    If you need a custom exhaust for your project, I know a guy who can help you out.
  4. Marcus Hogg

    Marcus Hogg New Member

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    Hello Capt J thanks for the response, there is a lot of support for Scania here as they are very common in trucks in Australia, and marine support is growing and OK apparently. I am leaning to the CAT's
  5. Capt J

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    I would consider resale as well. CATs are a preferred brand and while Scania's may be just as good, they might not be as well recieved by potential buyers.
  6. K1W1

    K1W1 Senior Member

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    They are both good engine manufacturers in my opinion even though I have a CAT in my Avatar.

    Does the Scania have the same duty cycle limits as the CAT which at 1150HP is an E rated engine which means that you can run it at that output 1/2 hr out of 6 hrs.