When choosing a boat you still have three choices in propulsion. Namely, an outboard gasoline engine (outboard), electric POD engine or an inboard diesel engine (inboard). We have listed the advantages of an inboard engine for you here. Good luck making your choice!
- Unlike an outboard motor, as the name suggests, the inboard motor is integrated into the boat. This is an advantage because boat and engine are one and are seen as one;
- More resistant to vandalism and theft because the engine is built-in;
- More economical in fuel consumption;
- Less noise pollution;
- Less vulnerable;
- Extremely low exhaust gas emissions.
But what exactly is an inboard motor?
Unlike an outboard motor where an engine is mounted outside the hull of the vessel, an inboard motor is a motor enclosed in the hull of the boat, usually connected to a propulsion propeller through a drive shaft. Inboard engines are usually four-stroke engines. Wet exhausts are usually used there to cool the exhaust gases. The exhaust gases are discharged above water. In this way, water pollution through exhaust gases is minimal. For example, take a look at this special edition for the 2012 Olympics.
Are you curious about what a boat with an outboard motor or an electric drive has to offer you? Click on the corresponding bold orange words.